A Perfect Cocktail for Opening Day

You know Terry Collins. You might have heard of a “Tom Collins” — a cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, and club soda. Well now there’s a “Frank Collins”, which is essentially a twist on the Tom Collins, and it’s perfect for Opening Day.

From SummitSips:


Frank Collins
1.5 oz gin (or any spirit you have)
1.5 oz frank consommé
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 oz beer to top
hot dog spear (for garnish)

Add all but the beer to a shaker with ice, shake to chill and strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with beer and garnish with a hot dog spear that has been cooked or not. It doesn’t matter.

Note: To make the frank consommé, cook several hot dogs in boiling water. Reserve the water.

I’m assuming / hoping this is an April Fools joke.

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  1. Midwestern Met April 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    One of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.
  2. Ryan April 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    Nice. Let’s keep riffin’ on this.

    A Terry Collins would be garnished with the dog, a fresh jalapeno slice from the Citi Field napkin bar, and served in a glass that is half full.