Traditional Cocktail Sauce

shrimp cocktailHere at Cape Porpoise Lobster Company, one of our favorite ways to eat shrimp is chilled with a side of cocktail sauce. Great as an appetizer or for hors d’oeuvres, shrimp and cocktail sauce is a simple yet gourmet dish to make. For a classic cocktail sauce recipe, read below. Looking for something with a little bit more flair? Try our new blueberry cocktail sauce! This gluten free sauce is a delicious and unique twist on our tradition recipe that is sure to excite your taste buds.

Traditional Cocktail Sauce

Recipe makes 1 ¾ cups


1 ½ cups ketchup

¼ cup finely grated raw horseradish

½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½ teaspoon tabasco


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well.

Chill in refrigerator and serve.

Looking for some fresh frozen shrimp to accompany your cocktail sauce? We offer medium and jumbo white shrimp, both raw and cooked. These fresh frozen options are straight from Maine waters and will arrive at your door overnight!

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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