Perfect for shrimp cocktail, whip up some Homemade Cocktail Sauce tailored to your specific taste! So much better than store-bought!
Are you a fan of shrimp cocktail? My family loves seafood, especially shrimp recipes, so we have it at least once a week. And while we love a good shrimp cocktail, we usually pair it with store-bought cocktail sauce and I wanted to change that up a little. So I looked into how to make homemade cocktail sauce and you know what? It’s simple! And I loved the results and how we could even customize the sauce to our own preferences with this easy to make cocktail sauce recipe.
HOMEMADE COCKTAIL SAUCE
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Typically a good cocktail sauce is sweet and tangy. And while I love the store-bought sauce, sometimes you may not have it handy or you may want to customize the sauce to your specific tastes. That was the case when we set out to create a new cocktail sauce recipe.
Cocktail Sauce Ingredients
This homemade cocktail sauce is made with
- Prepared horseradish
- Worcestershire sauce
- Soy sauce
- Black pepper
- Hot sauce, to taste
Now we tend to like things on the spicier side, so we added more hot sauce to ours. But the lovely thing about creating your own cocktail sauce is you can start with our base recipe and make it your own. If you like sweet and mild, you can completely leave the hot sauce out!
How to Make Cocktail Sauce
- Simply combine your ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- You can serve right away and store any leftovers in an airtight container.
It’s easy to whip up before a party and you’ll wow your guests with a tastier version of the typical cocktail sauce. Now shrimp cocktail with homemade sauce can be a signature appetizer you make for all your get-togethers! If you like this appetizer recipe, you might also like this Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Sausage and our Crispy Baked Honey BBQ Wings.
Try some of our other favorite homemade sauces!
- Fry Sauce
- Yum Yum Sauce
- Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce
- Honey Sriracha Dipping Sauce
- Sweet & Sour Sauce
- More appetizer recipes…
Tools used to make this Homemade Cocktail Sauce recipe
Food Processor: Slice, chop, and grate anything you need with this food processor. I’ve had this model for years and use it all the time. It’s a great workhorse in my kitchen and I’d recommend it to anyone!
Mixing Bowls: These mixing bowls are perfect for mixing and serving. I love the varied sizes so I always have to right size bowl for all my mixing needs.
Rubber Spatula: Rubber spatulas are one of those kitchen tools you don’t realize how much you use until they’re all dirty. This set of three spatulas in various sizes and shapes will make cooking everything from dinner to dessert a breeze.
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- hot sauce to taste (optional)
- In a medium bowl or a small food processor, combine all ingredients.
- Serve immediately; store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate.
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