DIY – Cocktail Sauce

I ran out of cocktail sauce on Christmas … what horrible timing!!

So a quick google gave me this recipe, and what do you know, I had everything, thankfully!

1 cup ketchup
1 tbs horseradish (more or less to your taste)
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
dash pepper

Put all in bowl and whisk. Cover and allow to chill before serving. I put some in a small martini glass to serve for the shrimp appetizers.

I’m glad I made this on Christmas as I was planning on having a small shrimp platter on New Years Eve … I feel way better now, knowing I can have this instead of a jar of the prepared stuff … now I need to try the homemade ketchup again 🙂


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11 thoughts on “DIY – Cocktail Sauce

  1. Oh my! I am so happy I found this post. We are having an oyster roast for New Year's Eve and guess what I forgot?Thanks so much for the recipe! Pinning and making! ;)Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods


  2. Enjoy Ashley! Have a Happy New Year!


  3. Love your pix. Nice and simple sauce. My style. Thanks,for linking to,What'd You Do This Weekend.Happy New Year,Linda


  4. Hi Jan,I am so excited to get this recipe, I am making it for the weekend! Thanks so much for bringing this awesome recipe to Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!Miz Helen


  5. Google is a great thing. Glad things worked out. This looks delicious. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.


  6. Never thought of making my own cocktail sauce. The recipe seems easy enough, and uses ingredients that are usually on hand. Will have to try it out! Thanks for linking up to What'd You Do This Weekend, and I wanted to let you know I will be featuring this later tonight for this week's linkup! Have a great night :-)–Ashley @


  7. Great sauce – I make one that's quite similar but also includes some mayo. Happy New Year


  8. This looks great! I usually always try to find a homemade substitute for something I need at the store that is processed. I have been craving Florida food (shrimp) (because I grew up in Florida and since we are having wind chills today of -30 (high actual temp of -2), I might really need some seafood soon (and some sunshine LOL).Thanks for sharing this recipe at Our Delightful Home (where I found you).Gina


  9. Know what? I have everything needed to make this. Thank you for sharing, Jan. This is a great in a pinch kind of recipe to have !


  10. Thanks for sharing your classic sauce on foodie friday. It is so much better tasting to make your own.


  11. I think homemade versions are always so much better than the store bought. Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays last week, the new party is live if you would like to drop by 🙂 Have a great weekend!


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