Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

Total Time
38mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
8 mins

A fun, pretty appetizer and delishious too!! 2 to 3 hour chill time.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 12 lbs cooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, about 60,thawed if frozen
  • 12 cup tomato juice
  • 14 cup vodka (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon red pepper sauce
  • 12 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup seafood cocktail sauce
  • 14 cup finely chopped green olives

Directions

  1. Arrange shrimp in single layer in rectangular glass or plastic dish.
  2. Heat tomato juice, vodka if using and pepper sauce to boiling in 1 quart saucepan over medium high heat.
  3. Stir in sugar; reduce heat.
  4. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally,.
  5. Stir in celery salt and parsley; pour over shrimp.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
  7. (no longer than 3 hours or the shrimp will become tough.) Mix cocktail sauce and olives; pour into small serving bowl.
  8. Remove shrimp from marinade with slotted spoon; arrange on serving platter.
  9. Serve shrimp with sauce and toothpicks.
  10. A pretty way to serve: Place shrimp in an oversized martini glass, 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
  11. Pour cocktail sauce mixture over shrimp, and garnish like a bloody Mary with a skewer of colossal olives, small lime wedges and a celery stick.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a hit. I already had an oversized martini glass and served the cocktail sauce in a small martini class. Very easy and tasty appetizer w/ a great appearance.

3 5

I was expecting something more flavorful, I think. More like real Bloody Mary, I guess. It was good, not mind blowing. Rinsed some shrimp and tasted, comparing them to the unrinsed ones and salt wasn't a problem. So I would not rinse in order to keep some of the flavor. I will add more vodka and celery salt next time.

5 5

Great addition to my holiday party menu! Colorful and festive in the oversized martini glass.