Cocktail Sauce

My husband loves shrimp, and he regularly brings it home. However, he forgets to pick up cocktail sauce to go with it. No worries. I whipped up this concoction, and he says it’s the best cocktail sauce he’s ever had.

Cocktail Sauce
Be warned. We love horseradish, and this recipe features it prominently. Adjust it to your own tastes.

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Cocktail Sauce

Homemade Cocktail Sauce
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together ½ cup ketchup, 3 tablespoons horseradish (more or less to taste), 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, and ½ teaspoon hot sauce. That’s it!
Cocktail Sauce
Garnish with some fresh chives or parsley, if desired. Serve it immediately, or refrigerate until you’re ready.
shrimp dipped in Cocktail Sauce

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Cocktail Sauce

Cocktail Sauce


  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish more or less to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon fresh chives or parsley for garnish


  • Mix all ingredients together, and store leftovers in the fridge.