Bloody-Mary Oyster Shooters

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18 shooters


Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, game day

Recipe Coursecold appetizer, hors d'oeuvre

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, peanut free, soy free

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealbrunch, dinner

Moodadventurous, festive

Taste and Texturehot & spicy, tangy, umami


  • 18 oysters, freshly shucked
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • ¼ cup V8 juice
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 1½ tbsp Tabasco sauce
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery salt


  1. One day in advance, prepare the cocktail sauce by combining all ingredients except the oysters.

  2. To serve, place one oyster in a shot glass, top with 1½ tablespoons of the cocktail sauce, and serve.


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