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Vodka-Poached Shrimp with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Linda Hirst
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Total time 1 hr, 25 mins
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
This vodka-infused spin on a classic shrimp cocktail is just the thing to give your guests the chills.


  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 24 peeled and deveined jumbo raw shrimp with tails
  • Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain. Chill shrimp 1 hour. Serve with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce.