Several Ways to Prepare Shrimp Cocktail

One great thing about the holiday season is the great food that comes along with it.

Many people prepare shrimp cocktail during the holiday season as a special appetizer for guests.

From different sauces to displays, there are plenty of ways to prepare shrimp cocktail. Here are just a few of our favorites to try at your next holiday celebration:

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Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

This particular recipe for shrimp cocktail has an “adult sauce” that resembles the classic Bloody Mary beverage. Best of all, it is extremely simple to prepare and requires very few ingredients.



  • Arrange shrimp on platter.
  • Heat tomato juice, vodka and red pepper sauce over medium-high heat.
  • When the mixture boils, stir in sugar and reduce heat.
  • Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in celery salt and parsley, then pour over shrimp.
  • Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours before serving.

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Holiday Shrimp Wreath with Cocktail Dip

This holiday shrimp wreath is an elegant appetizer display for any holiday party! The base: a Styrofoam wreath base from a craft store. Wrapped in a layer of plastic wrap and topped with lettuce leaves, it is the perfect place to serve your shrimp.


  • 1 1/2 lbs. extra large, cooked shrimp
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp seafood seasoning
  • 1 cup cocktail sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded, peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel


  • Create tray using above directions.
  • Toss shrimp, lemon juice and seafood seasoning in a large bowl.
  • Arrange shrimp on wreath.
  • Mix remaining ingredients and spoon into serving bowl.
  • Place serving bowl at center of wreath and serve!

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Holiday Shrimp Cocktail on Ice

Shrimp Cocktail RecipesIf you are hosting a winter-themed party, this is a festive and fun way to serve shrimp cocktail. We recommend a holiday themed tray for an extra touch of holiday spirit.



  • Fill tray half-way with cold water and ice.
  • Slice fresh lemons and place on top of ice.
  • Place shrimp over the lemons.
  • Add a bowl of cocktail sauce to the center.

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These three shrimp cocktail recipes will please any crowd of people in any holiday party setting. An important part of creating any great shrimp dish is purchasing great shrimp to go along with it.

This holiday season, get your shrimp from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co!

Written by Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

When put quite simply: Cape Porpoise Lobster Company is the best of the best when it comes to quality seafood. In picturesque Cape Porpoise, Maine, in the village of Kennebunkport lies Cape Porpoise Pier. The Pier is an active fishing port; our people can be found right in the middle of all of this activity. It is in this port where we buy our lobsters, shrimp, mussels, and other fresh seafood–directly from the fishermen at the pier.

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