Freshly shucked oysters and clams call for an equally amazing cocktail sauce…and this sauce kicks butt! And it features a key ingredient that you might not expect: vodka. The small amount of vodka in the mix keeps the cocktail sauce from freezing solid when stored in the freezer. Just scoop out what you need, let it thaw, and put the rest back in the freezer.
2 cups ketchup
4 Tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce
5 grinds of fresh black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon good quality vodka, like Tito’s
Combine all ingredients. Store in a tight plastic container in the freezer.