Homemade Cocktail Sauce

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This is a good solid recipe for Homemade Cocktail Sauce, however, of course, you can tweak to your own liking.

We love our cocktail sauce to have a little ‘kick’ to it, and this recipe fits the bill perfectly. Of course, you can pull back on the hot sauce if you prefer little, to no heat. Increase the prepared horseradish sauce, based on your own liking. And another great part of this delicious dipping sauce is that it can be made up to 3 days in advance



This sauce literally could not be easier to make.

Most of the ingredients you’ll already have in your pantry.

Simply combine them all together in a bowl, and whisk together until fully combined.


As mentioned, most of these ingredients you’ll already have.

Go with quality ingredients, and you will have a cocktail sauce that is quite honestly the best in town. Here’s what you need to have:

  • Good-quality Ketchup
  • Horseradish Sauce
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce

That’s all there is to it! To be 100% honest, I’m not a huge fan of horseradish sauce, I never have been. But in this cocktail sauce, it is fantastic.


We just can’t rave enough about this homemade cocktail sauce.

And folks, just wait until you serve it with our amazing Southern Fried Shrimp!!


But, don’t just take our word for it here, take a look at us in action with this amazing dipping sauce!

Watch us show you how easy it is to make Homemade Cocktail Sauce and Southern Fried Shrimp…then see the full Cocktail Sauce recipe below and click here for the Southern Fried Shrimp recipe!

Homemade cocktail sauce in a clear bowl next to southern fried shrimp

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

This is a solid, standard recipe for homemade cocktail sauce, but, of course, you can tweak to your own tastes!
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 30kcal


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp horseradish
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce like Crystals, Tobasco or Franks
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Whisk all ingredients together.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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