Tequila-Lime Cocktail Sauce

Tequila-Lime Cocktail Sauce Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas


Tequila-Lime Cocktail Sauce is a zesty revival of the traditional condiment with the additions of jalalpeno and tequila.



Makes 1 1/2 cups
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


1 (12-oz.) bottle chili sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon loosely packed lime zest
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste


Stir together chili sauce, cilantro, tequila, horseradish, lime zest, lime juice, and, if desired, minced jalapeño pepper. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 3 days. Stir well before serving.