Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

Recipe by Derf2440
READY IN: 38mins


  • 1 12
    lbs cooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, about 60,thawed if frozen
  • 12
  • 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


  • Arrange shrimp in single layer in rectangular glass or plastic dish.
  • Heat tomato juice, vodka if using and pepper sauce to boiling in 1 quart saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Stir in sugar; reduce heat.
  • Simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally,.
  • Stir in celery salt and parsley; pour over shrimp.
  • Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
  • (no longer than 3 hours or the shrimp will become tough.) Mix cocktail sauce and olives; pour into small serving bowl.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade with slotted spoon; arrange on serving platter.
  • Serve shrimp with sauce and toothpicks.
  • A pretty way to serve: Place shrimp in an oversized martini glass, 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
  • 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.