Easy Shrimp Shooters

Shrimp Shooters

    Shrimp Shooters are a great appetizer for any adult gathering and I fell in love with them when they were served at my good friend’s wedding a little over a year ago.  What I like about them is that they are really easy and inexpensive to make and I think they are a refreshing change from the traditional shrimp with cocktail sauce recipe.  

    I had the chance to make these last week when we had some friends visit us for the weekend.  Not only were they a big hit with our guests, but they were also refreshing and just a great dish to entertain with.  I’m planning on making them again at our next family party or gathering because I think my family would also love them.  You can choose to make your shooters spicier or milder but make sure that you are generous with the shrimp you put in each one.  

Shrimp Shooters

    The small shooter glasses are my favorite because they allow you to present these appetizers in such an elegant way.  I imagine that those who are even planning budget-friendly weddings, baby showers, or other large scale gatherings, would benefit from making these and foregoing an expensive appetizer menu at their venue of choice.  These Shrimp Shooters are perfect for whatever formal or informal occasion that you are planning.  They are the perfect way to kick off any festive event and they taste delicious as well.

Shrimp Shooters

Easy Shrimp Shooters

Servings: 6


6 dessert shooter glasses 
6 jumbo shrimp -cooked, peeled and deveined
3/4 cup cocktail sauce 
1 lemon
3 lime slices-cut in half


1. Fill each shooter glass halfway with cocktail sauce.

2. Place one shrimp in each glass with the tail shooting out.

3. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on each shrimp.

4. Garnish with half of a lime slice and a cocktail fork.

5. Serve immediately. ENJOY!!

Shrimp Shooters

Let’s Discuss:  What do you think about serving these Shrimp Shooters at your next event or gathering?


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  1. I usually use lemon slices when I make these. I think the Lime will make it even more interesting! I’m definitely going to try this one!

  2. Ooh I’ve actually never had shrimp shooters before but I love their presentation! They’d be so perfect at any gathering and look so easy to make!

  3. Those are super simple to make! They would be great for entertaining, particularly last minute.

  4. I love setting up appetizers like this because not only is it delicious, but it’s also visually appealing! Makes for a fun party. 🙂

  5. These are fun and easy! I know my husband would love this! We can definitely try at our next gathering and I’m sure this will be a hit!

  6. I love the presentation on this and they look absolutely delicious! Send some my way 🙂

  7. I absolutely love shrimp shooters, but I can’t eat just one! I bet I eat at least three of these things!

  8. These look so delicious! My hubby absolutely loves shrimp, I’m not a huge fan but these do look yummy!

  9. Oh, I am allergic to shrimp! Trust me, I know I am missing out since everyone always tells me how good they are. BUT, I know this is such a great party recipe, I will make sure to pin it for my party guests.

  10. Oh wow! That looks amazing! The whole family love shrimp so I’m going to try this one day. I am sure they will love it.

  11. This is such a great idea for a cocktail party or a girls night in! I’m definitely making these for our next girls night in, with margaritas!

  12. Neely (@Neelykins) says

    My husband would be all over this. I am not a huge seafood person but he loves shrimp!

  13. Okay so I have seen that picture all over today, and I keep drooling over them. I can’t wait to get some shrimp and lime this week!

  14. What a quick, simple, and clever way to serve shrimp at a party or gathering.

  15. These look so fancy and would be a perfect appetizer for a party! Maybe even Valentine’s??

  16. These are such a chic and stylish app. I love how easy and quick they are to make.

  17. These look delicious and are really pretty. Would be nice to serve at a small gathering.

  18. I love shrimp and it’s nice to be able to prepare shooters like this for parties. It’s quite easy to make as well! That’s really awesome. Thanks for sharing this recipe and idea!

  19. Yum! These look so fancy. I’m going to have to try these the next time I throw a party.

  20. Reesa Lewandowski says

    Oh these look so fancy and delicious! We absolutely love shrimp, so I will have to keep this in mind for our next party!

  21. My Teen Guide says

    Oh my goodness! This one makes me intrigued! I’ve never tried it! It looks really good and it would bring so much fun.

  22. Oh wow these look neat. I am not much of a shrimp fan but we have it in the house often because my husband is a huge shrimp freak! He would probably adore these and request this often. What a good idea that is easy enough for me to do for him!

  23. These look like such a yummy but easy thing to make when you’ve got a lot of people around! My mum and sister would love to try these. 🙂

  24. I am such a shrimp girl and those look absolutely delish! Hello party food…This is landing on one of my menus very soon!

  25. These are so adorable! I love shrimp cocktails! I bet these easy shrimp shooters will make a fabulous party food.

  26. This is a great little appetizer. It almost makes me wish I still ate shellfish because these look so tasty.

  27. These look and sound great! And so simple and straightforward to make too. I’ll definitely be making some next time I have people around. 🙂

  28. These look so beautiful and delicious! Great idea for any gathering!

  29. I love shrimp. I need to make this shrimp shooter. I love that it sounds easy to make, not too many ingredients, and how beautiful it looks. This new years I’m focusing on cooking more and making the presentation of my meals look beautiful. You sure made it look beautiful dear. 🙂

  30. Elizabeth O says

    These look so elegant and healthy that they’d be a good addition to a party. I love the little glasses too.

  31. I have never had any of these before but they look delicious. I need to add them to my menu for the next get together.

  32. You inspired me to start cooking more often. Cooking doesn’t have to be stressful. Delicious choice.

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