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Close up photo of cocktail sauce in a small white bowl on top of a platter of shrimp and ice.
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Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp Cocktail is the appetizer everyone looks forward to! This Homemade Cocktail Sauce packs a punch of flavor using ingredients like ketchup, horseradish, fresh lemon juice, and tabasco sauce to take your Shrimp Cocktail to a restaurant-worthy level! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 155kcal



  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Serve with thawed shrimp over ice or in individual serving glasses or bowls.


  • 1lb of shrimp serves 4 people. Generally 4 ounces per person. The cocktail sauce was developed to go with 1lb of shrimp.
  • Using frozen shrimp is the easiest way to prepare a shrimp cocktail. Let the shrimp thaw in the bag in the refrigerator overnight or place them in a colander and run under cool water until thawed.
  • Leftovers that have been dipped into should be discarded after serving.
  • You can make the sauce up to 1 to 2 weeks in advance.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1200mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3mg