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I know I shouldn't be able to make cocktail sauce with ketchup and horseradish, but it's so incredibly good that I don't care. This is a great recipe for those who want to break away from the traditional way of

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How to make cocktail sauce with ketchup and horseradish

Homemade Cocktail Sauce is a must have for shrimp! This recipe is so simple to make with pantry ingredients and so much tastier than store bought.

Cocktail Sauce with shrimp and fresh lemon

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I learned to make cocktail sauce working in my family’s catfish restaurant when I was growing up. We served fried shrimp and cocktail sauce was a must on the buffet. I am sharing my updated version that is simple to make at home.

Just take me to the recipe! You will find a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, just scroll on down. Or read on for step by step photos and tips for making this super simple condiment for serving shrimp.


Cocktail Sauce for shrimp

Ingredients for Cocktail Sauce:

  • Ketchup
  • Prepared Horseradish
  • Lemon Juice
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Black Pepper

How to Make Cocktail Sauce:

Bowl of ingredients for cocktail sauce - ketchup, horseradish, seasonings

  1. In a medium size bowl, add ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice plus garlic and pepper.
  2. Stir together until well combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Cocktail Sauce in a bowl

Double this recipe as needed. This recipe makes just a little over one cup and is perfect for about 2 pounds of shrimp.

How long will cocktail sauce keep?

Store cocktail sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Stir before using.

My family is all about the sauce! We even owned our own barbecue sauce business. What ever we are serving, you can count on having homemade sauce.

Fresh lemons halves and a bowl of cocktail sauce

More Homemade Sauces to Serve with Shrimp:

Sriracha Comeback Sauce is mayo based sauce that is slightly sweet and has a little spicy kick. Delicious with shrimp, fries or deep fried pickles!

White Barbecue Sauce is another mayo based sauce with vinegar, horseradish and garlic. It’s one of my favorites for dipping any kind of shrimp and it’s great on anything cooked on the grill.

Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce or Homemade Barbecue Sauce is always a great idea and so simple to make.

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Bowl of cocktail sauce with spoon and sliced lemon

Shrimp Recipes to serve with Cocktail Sauce:

Shrimp Cocktail is a classic appetizer to serve with cocktail sauce. Great for parties and holiday get togethers. Easy to make ahead of your gathering.

Southern Fried Shrimp is a favorite to serve as an appetizer or main dish and so easy to make at home.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp has tons of flavor and is so simple to make! Great with cocktail sauce for an additional kick of flavor.

Close up of bowl of cocktail sauce



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