Classic Shrimp Cocktail

A classic shrimp cocktail. Maybe the easiest way of cooking with whisky, because its all cold and just mixing.
There are many recipes out there, using different ingredients or different shrimps.
This is the recipe I like to use.


  • 200 grams of dutch north sea shrimp

  • 8 tablespoons of (fresh made) mayonaise

  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons of whisky of your choice

  • A "splash" of lime of lemon

  • Pepper


Take the shrimps and place them in a strainer. Most plastic packages have collected a lot of moist. You can add this to the mix, but that will make the sauce very thin.

Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients. First the shrimps, then the mayonaise, the ketchup and finally the whisky. Keep stirring while adding the ingredients.
Add a little of the pepper to spice it up.
Also add a "splash" of lemon or lime. I tend to add a few drops, stir and taste. Too much pepper or lime/lemon will unbalance the flavors.

For this recipe I used a 10 year old Jura single malt whisky