Cajun Cocktail Sauce

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A cocktail sauce with Southern bite…

It’s super simple to turn your homemade cocktail sauce up a notch – all it takes is a little Cajun seasoning and Tabasco hot sauce to bring that spicy Southern charm to life. It’s perfect with popcorn shrimp (or cocktail shrimp), fish sticks, or other dipping-ready seafood. If it’s not hot enough for you, try a pinch of cayenne pepper to really light things up.

Cajun Cocktail Sauce

Cajun Cocktail Sauce

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper powder optional, to add additional spice


  • In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate the cocktail sauce for 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to serving.


Want it spicier? Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder to the cocktail sauce to start. Adjust up from there.
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Matt Bray

Matt Bray

Chief Chilihead at Cindermint
Founder of PepperScale and Cindermint LLC. Sucker for a good scotch bonnet. Spicy food super-fan. Current fiery fascination: Datil hot sauces.


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