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Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Amanda from High Heels to Hot Wheels is here to share her delicious Homemade Cocktail Sauce!

I love having Amanda come to visit… she always has fabulous recipes to share.  I’ll turn it on over to her.

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Hey everyone at What’s Cooking with Ruthie. It’s Amanda from High Heels to Hot Wheels.

I hope everyone is hard at work on their Thanksgiving menus! I know I am. I have so many pages turned in my Southern Living Magazine and have had countless conversations with my dad on our Thanksgiving round-up. I tried to explain to my 4-year old today why we eat turkey every year for Thanksgiving and I’m not sure he fully grasps the concept, but when I told him people like to sometimes say “Happy Turkey Day”, he seemed a little more on board.

With all the being said, you are probably expecting some sort of family favorite Thanksgiving dish and are quite confused by the Homemade Cocktail Sauce, but let me try to quickly explain. While it is the season of sage and stuffing, it is also the perfect time of year to eat tasty, salty New England oysters. My husband is a”shucker”, I mean sucker for a raw oyster, so when he picked up a dozen Bluepoint Oysters at Whole Foods last weekend, I decided to make him homemade cocktail sauce. It was always a specialty with my dad, so I wanted to do the same for him. I think after a pile of empty shells later, he was pleased. This cocktail sauce can be made any time of year for any number of creatures from the sea.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I can’t wait to come back next month and I promise to bring something a little more holiday appropriate, but I hope you all can use this recipe for all your delicious New England oysters!



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Homemade Cocktail Sauce


1 cup Heinz Ketchup

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons Gold’s fresh horseradish (found at Whole Foods)

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest


Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let chill at least 1-2 hours before serving.

cocktail sauce3Just in case you were hoping for Thanksgiving recipes, here are a couple of my favorites!

Roasted Turkey with White Wine Butter & Fresh Herb Rub and Aromatics

Southern Style Green Beans Without the Guilt

Have you been over to visit High Heels to Hot Wheels?  You simply must!!  Amanda is the queen of Southern hospitality and will make you feel right at home.

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Happiest of Wednesday’s to you 🙂

xoxo~ Amanda and Ruthie

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  1. Thanks for having me back again this month, Ruthie! Thanks, Jen, for your sweet comment!!!

  2. This looks fabulous Amanda!