Mexican Cocktail Appetizer

Total Time
30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adapted from the Restaurant “Hook Line & Sinker” in Dallas, Texas. While in Dallas on business we run into the always busy Hook Line & Sinker (located at 3103 Lemmon Ave.) and order the Mexican Cocktail our favorite appetizer – you can order it “Spicy” or “Regular”. I have dreams about this appetizer way down in Lake Charles, LA (where I live) – so my boss and I went to duplicate the recipe. One of the waiters shared the tidbit about the “special” sauce! I know it sounds strange to use the soda and ketchup; trust me it is delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pico de Gallo: Mix together the chopped tomatoes, onion, minced jalepeno and chopped cilantro then squeese the juice of one lime over mixture. Set aside while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Secret Sauce: Whisk together in mixing bowl the can of lime soda, bottle of ketchup, teaspoon of Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper.
  3. Putting together the Mexican Cocktail - Present the Mexican Cocktails in clear medium or tall soda fountain glass or margarita glasses.
  4. Layer a spoonful of salad shrimp into the bottom of each glass, then spoonful of cubed avocado, and spoonful of Pico de gallo & a little chopped cilantro; repeat until you reach top of glass. Slowly pour sauce mixture over glass contents until you reach ½ inch from top of glass. Garnish with more avocado and lime slice on side of glass. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

this stuff is awesome!!! I had something very similar at a local Mexican restaurant and this is better! I like to serve saltine crackers with it. Excellent!!!

amystarnes07 October 03, 2009

I can't believe I didn't give this a review! It is awesome & so flavorful. We made it several times & it is always a hit. For our family if we add a side of tortilla chips, it makes a light & filling meal. :) Thank you for posting!

Frugal chef July 14, 2008