Mexican Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Salsa


I love shrimp. I love cocktails. I love salsa. And I love Avocados.  Now, here they all are in one big mouthwatery explosion of Mexican Shrimp Cocktail awesomeness.  I mean, just look at that picture. It’s so delicious you could just eat it…but then you’re husband would walk in and it would get real awkward, real fast as he wonders why you’re licking your computer screen.  We can prevent that, though, by giving you the recipe RIGHT NOW.

What you need:

  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 2 cucmbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 6 cups V8 vegetable juice
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled, de-veined and steamed (I’d recommend removing the tails, too)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • lime wedges for serving


Are you ready to see the simplest directions you’ve ever read in your life? Take all that stuff up there (what you need), mix it all together. Done.

Serve it in a plastic margarita glass with limes and Tabasco sauce. Done.   If you want to make it look pretty, save a single shrimp for each cocktail and leave the tail on, garnish the top with it and a small sprig of cilantro. You can also add a disposable mini fork.

Complimentary Smarty Products: 

3 Ply Jaipur Cocktail Napkins
12 oz Plastic Margarita Glass 2 oz Party Plastic Mini Margarita Glasses


There’s more eye-popping appetizers where this came from, so start following our appetizer recipes board on Pinterest.

Party on, Smarties!