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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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 (3/4 cup each)


  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir in soda, Clamato juice, lime juice and ketchup. Add shrimp. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.
  • Just before serving, add avocados. Serve with a slotted spoon and tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 142 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 826mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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Average Rating:
    Jul 13, 2020

    Too sweet and bland. Made as directed except cut ingredient amounts in half. Still makes a lot. The soda makes it way too sweet. Also, it needs some spiciness or something to add flavor. Might try again with fresh orange juice instead of the soda, and tomato paste instead of the ketchup. Maybe add some jalapeno peppers or a dash of cayenne, something to liven it up a bit.

  • KarenKeefe
    Jul 10, 2020

    We are very picky with our Mexican shrimp cocktail when we eat out. Thought we’d try making it at home. We followed thIs recipe exactly, and it turned out great!

  • Lawler67
    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.