Retro Firecracker Prawn Cocktail Shots! (Shrimp Cocktail Shots)

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 5mins


  • 500
    g peeled cooked prawns or 500 g shrimp
  • 200
    g good quality mayonnaise or 200 g homemade mayonnaise
  • 3
    tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1
    tablespoon lemon juice
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • salt and pepper
  • assorted mixed salad green, such as lambs lettuce, mesclun, little gem lettuces
  • 1
    tablespoon pink peppercorns, crushed
  • cayenne pepper, for sprinkling


  • Calculate how many "shots" you are making, and reserve one prawn (preferably with tail on) for decoration.
  • Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice and Tabasco in a bowl, season to taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Take your shot glasses, or small water glasses and line with some mixed salad leaves or lettuce.
  • Place about 5 prawns on top of the leaves/lettuce. The amount of prawns depends on what size they are.
  • Spoon over your seafood sauce and lightly mix through the prawns.
  • Sprinkle with the crushed pink peppercorns and cayenne pepper, and garnish with a prawn over the edge of the glass.
  • A lemon wedge can be added as well - but I find it is fiddly to deal with whilst slurping cocktails, and the sauce should be lemony enough!