Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

I have a love/hate cycle with shrimp. When we’re friends, I resemble Bubba Gump naming things to throw more shrimp in. I will put them in everything and anything. Then when the anti-shrimp kicks in  I can’t even be bothered with eating even one shrimp or I’ll gag. However, I’m always a sucker for a good shrimp cocktail.To me they’ve always symbolized being a grown-up and I remember being very young, ordering one and reveling in how important I felt.

For an even more “grown” shrimp cocktail, I took the flavors of a bloody Mary and threw them in my usual cocktail sauce. The result was full of flavor, spice and something a little different from this common menu item.

Next time you have guests over, take a big batch of steamed and chilled shrimp and dip them in this! And while you have the vodka out, treat yourself too. *nudge nudge*


  • (1) 8 0z. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice (I used V-8)
  • 4 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vodka
  • salt and black pepper
  • celery salt (optional)

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Taste and add salt and black pepper to taste. If using, a little pinch of celery salt melds everything together nicely but it is not necessary. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes.

Dip yo’ shrimp in it to win it!

With Love,


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4 thoughts on “Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

  1. I can’t eat any seafood but my husband and many others we know love it, especially shrimp. What a great new twist on an old favourite and perfect timing for all the gatherings about to begin once again on the back decks and patios!

  2. I am obsessed with shrimp cocktail, this recipe looks great, I’m tired of buying the bottle kind. Thanks so much for sharing, am now following! =]

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