Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

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It's up to you how to enjoy this cocktail—eat it with a spoon as a chilled soup, or use tortilla chips or crackers for scooping. —Erin Moreno, Arcadia, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bottle (12-1/2 ounces) mandarin natural flavor soda
  • 1-1/2 cups Clamato juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (100-150 per pound)
  • 2 avocados, finely chopped
  • Tortilla chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in soda, Clamato juice, lime juice and ketchup. Add shrimp. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.
  2. Just before serving, add avocados. Serve with a slotted spoon and tortilla chips. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Mexican Shrimp Cocktail in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p7

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Lawler67 User ID: 7440221 259629
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2017

"Authentic and fresh tasting. My husband has a critical palate for Mexican food and he gave this shrimp cocktail recipe a thumbs up."

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