Tequila-Lime Cocktail Sauce

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.


This recipe goes with Contemporary Shrimp Cocktail

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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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


  1. 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.
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