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Classic Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Classic recipe for cocktail sauce using only 6 whole food ingredients. Easily adjustable for mild, medium, or spicy palates. Perfect for any seafood appetizer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 275 kcal
Author Sarah Pope



  1. Mix all ingredients in a small glass bowl.

  2. Serve immediately with seafood cocktail of choice.

  3. Refrigerate leftover sauce in a small glass container with a tight sealing lid.

Recipe Notes

This cocktail sauce is best made with homemade ketchup. If you use organic ketchup from the store instead, the optional cayenne pepper is recommended if you want a spicy sauce.

Use 1 tsp of horseradish for mild cocktail sauce, 2 tsp for medium, and 3 tsp for spicy.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Cocktail Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.