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Cocktail sauce is served from a bowl with a spoon.
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5 from 4 votes

Cocktail Sauce Recipe

This homemade Cocktail Sauce is ready in minutes and only needs a few staples from your pantry. Simply combine ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and hot sauce and whisk together for a delicious sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jennifer Deppa


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1-2 tsp. hot sauce such as Tobasco
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce


  • Add all of the cocktail sauce ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and whisk until well combined.
    1 cup ketchup, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. prepared horseradish, 1 clove garlic, 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1-2 tsp. hot sauce
  • Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Sauce will last if stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.



Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Most of the ingredients are incredibly shelf stable which means you can completely make the sauce in advance.
  • To Store: Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: This is not recommended as the sauce will change texture.


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg