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We have this quaint little Mexican restaurant down the street that we often go to and I would always see many of the tables with a large glass of shrimp cocktail, finally I decided to order it and Oh My Goodness it was probably one of the best things I had ever had, yes it was that good! After ordering it a few more times over the next few months I decided at $12 + tax each that it was a little pricey and I should make it at home so that’s exactly what I did

Shrimp Cocktail recipe

I knew the basic ingredients so I looked online and found quite a few different ways to make authentic Mexican shrimp cocktail. I played around with different ingredients over the summer and now I think it’s pretty close to perfect! What’s even better is there’s no cooking. Now I love to cook but when it’s 118° outside, the last thing you want to do is cook and heat up the house. This is a perfect meal for those hot summer nights. And the kids love it!


  • 1 lb small frozen cooked and cleaned shrimp, defrosted
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced,
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced,
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, rough chopped
  • 1 – 32oz bottle of clamato juice
  • 1/3 c. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. worstershire
  • 1-2 tbs tabasco sauce, depending on taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl and refrigerate for a half hour before serving.
  2. Serve in a bowl or large glass with fresh lemon or lime wedges and with either tortilla chips or soda crackers.
  3. This meal is very filling and completely fresh and very delicious.
  4. This can be served as a meal or an appetizer.

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