Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

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.

Ben's Mom January 07, 2004

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.

Terriyaki 2 February 14, 2009

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

jfreed February 10, 2009