Go behind the music and into the kitchen of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Jersey Boys makes its much anticipated return to Walton Arts Center.
With Jersey Boys coming to our stage in just a few weeks, now is you chance to test out your skills in the kitchen and cook like the Jersey Boys! Make Frankie Valli's (Not So) Secret Meatball Recipe, shake things up with a list of musical-inspired cocktails and enjoy a sweet ending of Four Seasonings Cookies.
Frankie Valli's Secret Recipe for Meatballs
- A "whole-lotta" fresh breadcrumbs (about 1½ cups)
- About 1 cup milk (warm)
- 1 lb. ground beef
- ½ lb. ground pork or veal
- ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- About 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 extra-large egg, beaten
Step 1 Remove all jewelry, especially rings -- wash hands
Step 2 Soak breadcrumbs in warm milk for a few minutes
Step 3 Add the remaining ingredients and combine with jewelry-free, clean hands
Step 4 Roll mixture into sizeable balls (about 2 inches in diameter)
Step 5 Brown meatballs well in frying pan with olive oil finish cooking in a simmering pan of Italian gravy (i.e. tomato sauce)
Step 6 Serve meatballs (garnish with parsley, freshly grated parmesan) over pasta with a piece of crusty bread on the side
JERSEY BOYS COCKTAIL RECIPES
Before the show on Saturday, Oct. 6, a limited number of patrons can take a class from the Master Mixologists of Maxine's Tap Room in an unforgettable add-on experience. Tickets are $30 and include lessons about the history of these famous cocktails and gives you the tips and tricks to make a truly satisfying cocktail sure to be a hit with you and your friends! Price includes the cocktail lesson, light appetizers and two cocktails which you will mix yourself! Class will end in plenty of time for you to make the 8 pm curtain of Jersey Boys.
1 1/2oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
3/4 oz. Cranberry Juice
1/4 oz. Lime Juice
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
Strain into a cocktail glass, and Garnish with a lime squeeze.
1 ½ oz Skyy Raspberry Vodka
½ oz Triple Sec
½ oz Sour Mix
1oz Rose’s Cranberry Twist Cocktail Infusion
A splash of Sprite
Garnished with 2 raspberries and 1 blackberry
“Jersey Boysenberry Martini”
1 bottle Vodka (25 oz)
1 pt Boysenberries plus some for garnish
6 oz Cointreau
Pour 1 bottle of vodka into a jar and add 1 pint of fresh Boysenberries. Let stand for 3 days. Into a martini shaker, ad 2 ounces Boysenberry infused vodka, ½ ounce Cointreau and ice. Shake, then strain into martini glass. Garnish with Boysenberries.
“Walk Like a MANhattan”
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
1/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth or Dry Vermouth
dash Angostura Bitters (optional)
Garnish - Maraschino Cherry
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a Cocktail glass.
1 oz. Citron Vodka
1 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
2 oz. Sparkling Wine
Garnish – Lemon wheel & Cherries
Fill 12 oz. cup with ice. Add premix to ½ full. Top with Sparkling Wine. Garnish with lemon wheel & 2 cherries.
“Oh What A Night”
In a Collins Glass with Ice
1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Tequila (optional)
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Sweet & Sour
Top with Coke
Garnish with a lemon twist
(on the rocks)
Orangecello Champagne Cocktail
3/4 cup Gold Rum
1/2 cup Caravella Orangecello
1 bottle Champagne
2/3 cup Fresh Lime Juice
1/3 cup Superfine Sugar
1/4 cup Mango Juice
Mango for garnish
Combine sugar and lime juice in large pitcher, stir to dissolve. Add rum, Orangecello and mango juice. CHILL! For a single drink pour 1 1/2 oz. of the rum mixture into a champagne flute add champagne to fill glass! Garnish with mango.
And don't forget The dessert...
Four Seasonings Cookies
October 5-7, 2018
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
"Too good to be true!" -New York Post