Georgia Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Try this cocktail sauce recipe with steamed or boiled shrimp.

Delicious southern food extends far beyond fried chicken, and great southern recipes include lots more than biscuits and cornbread. The South also has fresh seafood, including shrimp, blue crabs, stone crabs, scallops, crawfish, clams, oysters, and finned fishes. Most of this seafood tastes great all by itself, but it’s often even better when served with a seafood sauce. For many folks, this means cocktail sauce.

We eat a lot of seafood at my house, and I make several different types of cocktail sauce. The cocktail sauce recipe I’m sharing with you here has a Georgia twist. Try it with shrimp cocktail, steamed blue crabs, oysters, grilled shrimp, crawfish, crab cakes, and stone crab claws.

Georgia Cocktail Sauce Recipe


  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons grated Vidalia onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions: Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.