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Cocktail sauce is served from a bowl with a spoon.
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.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 38 kcal


  • 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


  1. Add all of the cocktail sauce ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Sauce will last if stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Cocktail Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 316mg14%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 156IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.