One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
A cold sauce made with ketchup or chilli sauce and horseradish, typically served with seafood.‘six plump shrimp were accompanied by a slice of lemon and cup of zesty cocktail sauce’
- ‘We make a real remoulade, we don't serve a bottled tartar sauce, and our own cocktail sauce is made with fresh tomatoes.’
- ‘The roasty qualities of the beef are accented by the sweetness of the bun and the cocktail sauce.’
- ‘The server will come by to grind some fresh horseradish into the cocktail sauce, which can't hurt.’
- ‘A big slice of lemon and a teeny container of cocktail sauce were served on the side, along with a generous helping of fries.’
- ‘He enjoyed oysters on the half shell with cocktail sauce.’
- ‘Skip the shrimp cocktail, which was waterlogged with an overly sweet cocktail sauce.’
- ‘An obvious crowd pleaser was the shrimp cocktail, in which a gorgeous dozen shrimp came with a grapefruit-infused cocktail sauce.’
- ‘Jumbo shrimp served on a bed of crushed ice and drowning in a spicy cocktail sauce was our first course.’
- ‘There was popcorn shrimp and shelled shrimp cocktail, routinely drowned in either ramekins of melted butter or vats of cocktail sauce.’
- ‘Atop the tray were bowls of house cocktail sauce, surprisingly mild horseradish shavings and a tarragon mayo.’
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