Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

Cocktail, anyone? An oversized martini or margarita glass is the perfect serving dish for this updated spirited shrimp cocktail.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 38 min
  • Servings 60

Ingredients

1 1/2
pounds (about 60) cooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen
1/2
cup tomato juice
1/4
cup vodka, if desired
1/2
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon celery salt
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
cup cocktail sauce
1/4
cup finely chopped green olives
  • 1 Arrange shrimp in single layer in rectangular glass or plastic dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches.
  • 2 Heat tomato juice, vodka 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.
  • 3 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.

Expert Tips

Don’t marinate the shrimp more than 3 hours; a longer time in the tomato juice will toughen the shrimp.

Serve shrimp in a divided glass bowl or cylinder with cocktail sauce. Serve condiments such as celery sticks, lime wedges, pickles and olives in separate low-ball glasses. Place the bowl and glasses on a large tray.

Place shrimp in an oversized martini glass (about 12 to 14 inches in diameter). Pour cocktail sauce mixture over shrimp, and garnish like a Bloody Mary with a skewer of colossal olives, a small lime wedges and a celery stick.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
10
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
100 mg
100 %;
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
1 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.