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mini shrimp shooters on a serving tray

Shrimp Shooters Appetizers with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

A delicious shrimp cocktail appetizer served in miniature parfait glasses.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 shooters
Calories 36kcal
Author Amee


  • For Shooters:
  • 12 large tail-on shrimp cooked, peeled and deveined. Leave tail on. *
  • 12 romaine lettuce leaves 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest about one whole lemon zested
  • juice of one lemon
  • cocktail sauce recipe below
  • 12 mini parfait glasses
  • For Cocktail Sauce:
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoon horseradish or more to taste
  • 3 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • dash salt
  • dash Tabasco sauce


  • Add all cocktail sauce ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to assemble shooters.
  • Place a small romaine leaf into each mini parfait glass. Add cocktail sauce and place shrimp on top.  Squeeze a little lemon juice over each shrimp and top with a little lemon zest.  Chill until ready to serve.


*You can also use frozen cooked shrimp, just thaw according to package directions


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2541IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg