We’ve already discussed the basic Shrimp Cocktail, but if you’re looking for a fancier, more complex-tasting seafood cocktail, what you’re probably looking for is the Mexican Mixed Seafood Cocktail. It sounds really pricey, but if you have a reliable source for seafood, this cocktail can really make an impression on guests or as a special occasion for someone who loves seafood and cocktails. In fact, often these cocktails are served as part of a larger seafood-themed meal. If you’re looking to host a house party or special event with this type of theme, you can compare quality seafood delivery services online.
There are endless variations on a theme when it comes to the Mexican seafood cocktail. Looking for a basic shrimp cocktail with that extra kick that the Mexican spice palette is known for? Try this recipe from Allrecipes. With that being said, if you’re willing and able to source more than one type of seafood, this is the personal cocktail recipe we love best. Makes 4 cocktails (or two doubles).
- 1.5 cups of “clamato juice”—1 cup tomato juice + ½ cup clam juice
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ½ cup lime juice
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- ½ cup of your favorite tequila
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
- ¼ cup finely chopped white onion
- 1/2 lb medium shrimp
- 1/2 lb lobster meat
- 1/2 lb lump crab meat
- 1/2 lb calamari
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Cook or add precooked seafood to a large bowl. In another large bowl, add the clamato juice, lime juice, hot sauce, tequila, onions, cilantro, and garlic. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Pour these ingredients over the seafood, cover and let chill, preferably overnight.