Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Cocktail Sauce
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Makes: 1 3/4 cups

This classic cocktail sauce is a tangy, slightly spicy mixture of ketchup, prepared horseradish, lemon juice, and Tabasco sauce. Serve it with poached shrimp for a traditional shrimp cocktail or on briny oysters on the half shell.

Game plan: This recipe can be made up to 1 day ahead, covered, and refrigerated.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Stir all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Taste and season with more pepper as needed. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.