Drunken Tuna Dip or Sandwich Spread

"I adopted this from the Recipezaar account and updated the ingredients/instructions after making it. Updated again to add capers to ingredients. Serve as a spread for sandwiches or with crackers, veggies, bread cubes, and/or cheese sticks as a dip."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Beat (with a mixer or by hand) the cream cheese, brandy, lemon juice, hot sauce and salt to a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Blend in the sour cream and mayonnaise.
  • Mix in the tuna, green onion, and capers and blend until almost smooth.
  • May be served at room temperature or chilled.

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  1. Made as directed I agree with other reviewers that it needs something extra. Wanted to use as sandwich spread but 2 cans is not enough tuna added 2 more cans for a thicker more spreadable consistency I won't use this recipe again and will keep searching for the perfect tuna sandwich spread. This one is not it.
  2. Made this for Chives Herb of the Month. As with both reviewers, it needed something, but I wanted the tuna to stand out too. I added some kalamata olives, lemon zest, and some fresh parsley and that was it. Just a bit more salt and that fresh parsley for a little more flavor. I served it on baguettes lightly toasted. I think on a sandwich it would be very rich for me, but loved it on baguettes or on crackers for a dip. None left, isn't that the perfect sign! Thx
  3. I made this for sandwiches and we all enjoyed them, I used lite cream cheese and like chia think its just missing that little 'something'
  4. this is very rich and creamy. the hot sauce added great flavor, i added extra.i do think this needed something extra, maybe olives or pickles, i'm not sure.


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