Homemade Cocktail Sauce: Fresh and Simple to Make

Enjoy this homemade cocktail sauce for the next time you have shrimp cocktail. It’s super easy and simple to make!

So you want to make shrimp cocktail but you don’t want to use a jarred cocktail sauce from the grocery store.   Treat your taste buds and make your guests happy with this homemade cocktail sauce recipe.

It will only take you a few minutes to make this recipe and get it all together.  What makes this recipe a favorite of ours is that you can adjust the ingredients to your liking.  If you want to kick it up a notch in the heat department, just adjust the amount of horseradish that you put in.

Check out the simple recipe below:


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1–1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined. Place in a container and cover. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


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