Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

All I can say is yum!  This item is in heavy rotation at the parties that I throw.

First of all, who doesn't love shrimp cocktail?  Second of all, who can resist a single serve appetizer in an adorable mini martini glass?

They look great as the focal point of any appetizer station and they are a cinch to throw together.

First things first - the recipe. The original inspiration from this came from a Betty Crocker recipe.  I have modified mine slightly - I leave out the vodka and replace it with additional tomato juice & hot pepper sauce, go heavy handed on the parsley & olives and throw in a splash of the olive juice.  I also like to sometimes replace the tomato with V-8 or Clamato juice (both of which are tasty substitutions).

I garnish each individual serving with celery and a toothpick with three green olives on it.

They are adorable, delicious, self serving and easy to hold.  Serve up some at your next soiree.


  1. These are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for posting them and also for sharing the "virgin" version. I signed up to get your posts via email.

  2. Thanks! I am just starting out and I am so grateful for every fan! :)