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Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields a scant 2-1/4 cups.

This tart and tangy sauce is a twist on a classic Bloody Mary cocktail. Rim your serving dish with celery salt before serving, if you like.


  • 2 small lemons
  • 1 small lime
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Heinz Chili sauce
  • 2 heaping Tbs. prepared white horseradish; more to taste
  • 2 Tbs. vodka
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. puréed canned chipotle chile in adobo; more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. celery salt; more to taste

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per 1/4 cup
  • Calories (kcal) : 70
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 0
  • Fat (g): 0
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 680
  • Carbohydrates (g): 16
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 1


  • Finely grate the zest from the lemons and then juice them. Juice the lime. In a nonreactive bowl, mix 3 Tbs. of the lemon juice, 2 Tbs. of the lime juice, and all of the zest with the ketchup, chili sauce, horseradish, vodka, Worcestershire, chipotle, and celery salt until well combined.
  • The sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week. Add more horseradish, chipotle, lemon juice, or celery salt to taste before serving.

Make Ahead Tips

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.


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Reviews (3 reviews)

  • ChezW | 07/06/2010

    Decided to make a homemade cocktail sauce for our July 4th bbq. Tried this out to go with our grilled shrimp -- it is AWESOME! Even those not having seafood used it on other grilled food and raved.

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    Chefsallycam | 10/05/2009

    Used this recipe for a dinner I catered this weekend, serving a classic shrimp cocktail in martini glasses. Terrific sauce. Great flavor and tang. I used ground chipotle powder instead of the canned. This is now in my "go to" recipe file for parties.

  • rbk627 | 08/02/2009

    I made this cocktail sauce as my contribution to a friends shrimp/crab boil this past week. It was a HUGE hit! Everyone raved about the lemony-ness and perfect balance and complexity of flavors. Living in New Orleans, seafood is a daily possibility, if not probablity and this is now a permanent part of my repertoire. I couldn't believe how much this sauce added to the entire meal. Highly recommended!!

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