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Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Once you’ve tried homemade cocktail sauce, you’ll never buy the jarred variety again. Today’s 5 Minute Fix is a zippy cocktail sauce recipe that you can make in a matter of moments, and adjust to your liking!

Cocktail Sauce Recipe #cocktailsauce #homemade #diy

I can honestly say it’s been at least 14 years since I’ve purchased a jar of cocktail sauce.

After all, when the homemade version is so quick, cheap, and easy why would I spend the cash to buy a lesser quality product?

Easy Cocktail Sauce Recipe #cocktailsauce #homemade #diy

By simply combining items you already (most likely) have in your fridge, you can make the most flavorful cocktail sauce recipe you’ve ever tried. And of course, you can adjust it to taste.

Start by mixing catsup, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a small bowl.

Then add prepared horseradish and hot sauce to taste. That’s it!

Simple Cocktail Sauce Recipe #cocktailsauce #homemade #diy

Try eating Cocktail Sauce

  • With steamed or roasted shrimp (of course)
  • On burgers or a roast beef sandwich
  • With cream cheese and tortilla chips
  • Mixed into tomato juice for an easy Bloody Mary base
  • As veggie dip
  • On a seafood pizza
  • In a cool pasta salad

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Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Once you've tried our homemade cocktail sauce, you'll never buy the jarred variety again. A zippy recipe you can make in a matter of moments!
Servings: 6 ounces



  • Mix the catsup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a small bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of horseradish. Taste and add more if desired. Then stir in a few dashes of hot sauce if you like your cocktail sauce with extra kick.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 27kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 221mg, Potassium: 92mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 105IU, Vitamin C: 3.4mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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16 comments on “Cocktail Sauce Recipe”

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  3. Whoaaaa!!!! I’m loving this sauce!!!! I can literally use it for a million things!!!! In sandwiches and burgers, as a dipping sauce for almost anything!!!! WOW!!!! I sooooo need this in my life!

  4. THANK YOU FOR THIS!! I’ve been so fed up of searching around for cocktail sauce with no high fructose corn syrup in it. Now I will always make it! :)

  5. Perfect summer condiment! I love the simple ingredient list and how fast you can whip this up! Yum

  6. I can remember the first time I can cocktail sauce. It was with shrimp. I love the tang of it, of course. Great recipe to have on hand, when you want something spur of the moment. Plus homemade anything always tastes better.

  7. Everything is better when homemade! I’m sure this amazing sauce goes perfect on pasta!

  8. gee, I think I better try making my own too!! nice & easy recipe :)

  9. I did not know that making cocktail sauce was this easy! Dang, I am never buying storebought again.

  10. This is awesome, thanks so much girl! So simple! :)

  11. Whoa – who knew cocktail sauce was that simple? Not I. Totally going to be making your recipe from now on! :)

  12. When I was working in the hotel business I started making this from scratch and now I never buy bottled. And now I’m craving a giant bowl of shrimp cocktail.

  13. Love the simplicity of this. Sounds awesome!

  14. This makes me want oysters!! haha!
    What a great, simple sauce.

  15. Looks great! I love making homemade cocktail sauce, it looks like we use a similar recipe! :)