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Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

Take shrimp cocktail to a whole new level with a quick and easy bloody mary sauce to marinate them in before serving. But watch out, this recipe does use vodka, so keep it +21!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Calories 956kcal


For the Shrimp

For the Bloody Mary Sauce

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • ¼ cup Vodka
  • 1 - 3 teaspoon Hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Bbq sauce
  • 2 - 4 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 stalks Celery finely chopped
  • ½ Onion minced
  • 4 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Lemon

To Serve

  • Jewel or bib lettuce
  • Lemon wedges for garnish


Prep the Shrimp:

  • Pat the shrimp dry.
    1 lbs steamed Shrimp
  • Place the shrimp in a large bowl and season both sides with Over Easy and Brunch junkie.
    1 tablespoon Girl Carnivore Over easy, 2 tablespoon Brunch junkie


  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, vodka, hot sauce, and bbq sauce to a bowl and stir well.
    ¼ cup Worcestershire, ½ cup Ketchup, ¼ cup Vodka, 1 - 3 teaspoon Hot sauce, 2 tablespoon Bbq sauce
  • Mix in the horseradish and black pepper.
    2 - 4 tablespoon horseradish, 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • Add the celery, onion, and garlic.
    2 stalks Celery, ½ Onion, 4 Garlic cloves
  • Add the lemon juice and mix once more to combine everything.
    1 Lemon
  • Add the shrimp and toss to coat the shrimp.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and marinate the shrimp in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours.


  • When ready to serve, if using lettuce cups, arrange them on a platter with a few shrimp in each.
    Jewel or bib lettuce
  • Leave additional shrimp in a serving bowl near by with more lettuce cups to allow people to help themselves to more. 
Garnish with lemon wedges.
    Lemon wedges


This recipe can be stored in an airtight container overnight. Eat the leftovers within a day. Otherwise, the shrimp start to lose their firm texture in the marinade.
You can choose to omit the vodka from this recipe.
Adjust the heat of this recipe to suit your tastes by increasing or decreasing the hot sauce and horseradish. However, as with a good Bloody Mary, it should have a little bite. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 956kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 730mg | Sodium: 3485mg | Potassium: 2896mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 896IU | Vitamin C: 118mg | Calcium: 644mg | Iron: 12mg