Retro Shrimp Marie Cocktail Shots

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by BecR2400

This is my take on the Classic Shrimp Cocktail! Layers of shrimp, avocado, and baby greens nestled in a creamy homemade Marie-Rose sauce, served in chilled cocktail glasses or shot glasses! A lovely appetizer for cocktail parties, holidays or special occasions. I like to nibble on one of these pre-dinner, while sipping my favorite cocktail beverage (a Margarita of course!). I hope you enjoy. Cheers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Reserve 8 shrimp for decoration.
  2. In a bowl stir together the ketchup, mayonnaise, Tabasco Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, and lemon juice. Cover and chill for several hours. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  3. When ready to serve, line 8 chilled cocktail glasses (or use large shot glasses) with baby lettuce leaves. Add a layer of diced avocados, if using, and sprinkle with snipped coriander and chives.
  4. Arrange several shrimp (about 5) in each glass. The amount of shrimp depends on what size they are. Spoon on the cocktail sauce and lightly mix through the shrimp.
  5. Finish each cocktail with a small dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle lightly with cracked pink pepper and paprika.
  6. Sprinkle with additional coriander and chives, and garnish with a shrimp over the edge of the glass.
  7. Add a lemon wedge, if desired - although the cocktail sauce should be lemony enough!

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