Classic Cocktail Dressing

I love a classic cocktail sauce or should I say dressing?  Serving shrimp and snacking on shrimp is my favourite dish to make when hosting get-togethers.  I also love vintage cookbooks and this recipe comes from the 60’s Better Home cookbook,  check it out and make it for your next party.  It’s better than the typical cocktail sauce you buy in a jar.
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Cocktail Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp catsup/ketchup
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp horseradish
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 drops Tabasco
  1. Combine Ingredients; chill thoroughly.  Serve with seafood cocktails. Makes 3/4 cup

 ~ ENJOY! ~


  1. nicky | 18th May 19

    Thanks for this recipe! Looks yummy.

  2. Janet M | 18th May 19

    Thank you for the recipe. It does look delicious.

  3. wendy hutton | 18th May 19

    your recipe sounds great will have to add it my recipe book, thanks

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen | 18th May 19

    That recipe sounds fantastic, I’ll have to try this one 🙂

  5. kathy downey | 18th May 19

    Well thanks for sharing your delicious looking recipe,will save for Father’s Day

  6. Emily John | 18th May 19

    I am definitely trying this tonight!

  7. kristen visser | 18th May 19

    oh wow! this sounds delish and something i would really enjoy. i love my seafood

  8. Nate | 18th May 19

    Looks easy to make

  9. Sarah | 18th May 19

    Thank you for the recipe. It looks delicious.

  10. loucheryl | 18th May 19

    My hubby loves to try new sauces. I’ll have to make this for him because he loves shrimp.

  11. Victoria Ess | 19th May 19

    I love cocktail dressing and I’d love to make it at home!

  12. Carol M | 19th May 19

    I love vintage cookbooks too. And shrimp and sauce, will give this one a try. Thanks

  13. AD | 19th May 19

    Glad this is not so heavily tomato based!

  14. Kimberley | 19th May 19

    I really like the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook as well. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Krista M | 20th May 19

    Lots of birthday party events coming up this summer! This would be a great addition to serve guests.

  16. Treen Goodwin | 20th May 19

    sounds awesome a must try thanks for sharing !!

  17. Lynda Cook | 22nd May 19

    I usally make my own, but never thought of adding mayo to it, going to have to give this a try!

  18. Erin W | 22nd May 19

    It’s spot prawn season, so this is perfect!

  19. Florence Cochrane | 22nd May 19

    Thank you for the recipe. Sounds great. I am always looking for something new to try.

  20. Laurie P | 25th May 19

    all that flavor! Must try this version!

  21. Heidi C. | 26th May 19

    I often serve shrimp rings at gatherings so I will definitely be trying this recipe.

  22. ivy pluchinsky | 27th May 19

    This sounds wonderful!

  23. Tara Gauthier | 29th May 19

    We love shrimp and this sauce is so easy to put together – would be perfect for when company comes over. So simple yet also a nice presentation!

  24. Rosanne Robinson | 30th May 19

    Ummmmmmm I love lots of cocktail dressing to dip my shrimp in, thx very much for sharing this recipe.

  25. Lynda Cook | 23rd Jun 19

    I always make my own, but I have never added mayo to it before, might give it a try

  26. LILLIAN BROWN | 1st May 20

    Will be saving this, we love shrimp cocktails

  27. Shirley O | 7th May 20

    Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  28. Jeannie Lam | 2nd Dec 20

    Yummy! Will have to try this since I”m always just buying the bottled stuff!

  29. Janet M | 2nd Dec 20

    Thanks for the recipe. I will try making it this year.

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