Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

READY IN: 38mins
Recipe by Derf2440

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

Top Review by Bens Mom

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.

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


  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.

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