Love it or hate it (8 million people seem to love it), MTV's Jersey Shore returns for a fourth seasonset in Florence, Italyon August 4. Between all the tanning, fist pumping, fighting, and "beating up the beat," it's amazing that the cast members manage to find time to cook and blend signature cocktails for their dysfunctional TV family.
Here, Food & Wine presents How to Eat and Drink Like the Cast of MTV's Jersey Shore.
The pre-partying drink of choice for muscle-head Ronnie on MTV's Jersey Shore: the aptly-named "Ron Ron Juice." He prepares the fuchsia-colored beverage with watermelon, cherries, cranberry juice and vodka (and always while bare-chested). "It gets the night going," he says. "Whenever that stuff [sic] comes out, it's always a filthy night." For a more refined way to get fists pumping, we offer star chef Bobby Flay's watermelon-tequila cocktails accented with fresh mint leaves. Plus: More Fist-Pumping Summer Drinks See recipe for Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails Photo © John Kernick
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi adores pickles and eats them often during the show. "Pickles is my thing," she says. These spicy dill pickles only take 20 minutes to prepare (plus overnight brining). Plus: More Pickled Vegetables See Recipe for Spicy Dill Quick Pickles Photo © Tina Rupp
Sammi "Sweetheart" picks a fight with Mike "The Situation" when he refuses to help clean up after cooking for his roommates. His retaliation: "From now on you are excluded from dinner then. You are excluded from surf and turf night. You are excluded from ravioli night. You are excluded from chicken cutlet night." For more delicious versions of "The Situation's" various dinner nights, we offer a luxe surf and turf, pecorino ravioli and cheese-stuffed chicken cutlets (pictured). Plus: More Recipes for Chicken Breasts See Recipe for Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Cutlets with Mustard Sauce Photo © Lucy Schaeffer
For Mike "The Situation," not every night can be ravioli or chicken cutlet night if he wants to keep his ripped abs. "If you want to look somewhat like 'The Situation,' which is definitely going to be pretty hard, you need to get that protein in your diet," he says. Mango-glazed turkey breast is an excellent source of lean protein. Plus: Best Healthy Recipes Ever See Recipe for Mango-Glazed Turkey Breast Photo © Tina Rupp
Mike "The Situation" places a bowl of "Haterade" under Vinny's bed to get back at him for behind-the-back gossiping. The pungent concoction consists of parmesan, milk, Caesar dressing, mayonnaise and Snooki's pickle juice. This creamy Caesar-style dressing, prepared with mayonnaise and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, is too delicious to be hidden away. Click Here for More on How to Eat and Drink Like the Cast of MTV's Jersey Shore. Plus: More Salad Dressing Recipes See Recipe for Caesar-Style Dressing Photo © Tina Rupp
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