St Elmo’s Cocktail Sauce Recipe

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St Elmo is a reputed steak house established in 1902 in Indianapolis. This steak house is especially reputed for its steaks, sauces, seafood, and other food items. St Elmo’s is called the best brand of cocktail sauce. 

One of its famous add-ons is the cocktail sauce recipe. If you haven’t gone to this steak house yet, try the homemade  St Elmo’s cocktail sauce recipe. This sauce is famous because of its versatility. 

It’s a perfect add-on, especially for fried food items like fried chicken. Also, all sorts of seafood would be the best dish to serve with the St Elmo’s sauce. So, if you want to make this flavor-enhancing sauce at home, follow our shared recipe guide. 

St Elmo's Cocktail Sauce Recipe

St Elmo’s Cocktail Sauce Ingredients

With only four or five pantry ingredients, you can simply, make this sauce recipe. The ingredients that you require are-

  • Tomato Sauce (1 Cup)

You’ll require 1 cup of tomato sauce to make the cocktail sauce thick. Adding this tomato sauce will also increase the taste and flavor of your recipe. 

  • Horseradish Sauce (1 Tbsp)

The Horseradish Sauce will add a fiery flavor to your sauce. It acts as a heat influencer. If you like heat, you should add 1 tbsp of Horseradish Sauce. However,  the amount of Horseradish Sauce can be more or less according to your preference. To get the best flavor, you can use St Elmo’s horseradish sauce. 

  • Lemon Juice (½ Cup)

Take a large lemon and squeeze a ½ cup of lemon juice. The St Elmo’s cocktail sauce recipe comes with a combination of sweet and sour taste. So, lemon juice will help you bring that taste and flavor. 

  •  Tabasco Sauce (1 Tsp)

Adding Tabasco sauce will make your recipe more tasty and flavorful. Also, it will give a good texture. So, take 1 tsp of Tabasco sauce as well. 

  • Worcestershire Sauce (1 Tsp)

This sauce in the cocktail sauce functions as a condiment. As a result, you can apply the cocktail add-on to your steaks, hamburgers, or any other fast food directly. It will make the cocktail sauce unique. 

How to Make St Elmo’s Cocktail Sauce

Once you manage the ingredients for your st Elmo’s sauces sauce recipe from St Elmo’s, you’re ready to start the making process. So, let’s check out how easily you can make this recipe-


Take a small bowl to make the sauce mixture. And then take your tomato ketchup, Horseradish Sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco sauce, and lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients properly and make a good mixture. 

Image: Mix all the Ingredients


Your St Elmo’s cocktail sauce is ready to serve. See how easy it is to make this recipe. You need no cooking, boiling, or cooling procedure. All you need is to mix the ingredients. 

So, you can make this tasty sauce immediately when you need it. Also, it’s well-storable for up to 1 week. So, refrigerate it for later use if you want. 

Best Side Dishes to Serve With 

Cocktail sauce goes best with the seafood. Still, there are many other food items that you can serve sauce as topping or dipping sauce. Here are some of the examples-

  • Roasted Shrimp
  • Roasted Crab
  • Fried Chicken
  •  Complement Fried Foods
  • Sandwich 
  • Hamburger 
  • Roasted Vegetables 
  • Chicken Spaghetti
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Creamed Corn
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Rice Casserole

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • To get an attractive color, add 1 tsp of red food color 
  • If you would like to have a bit of more heat in your cocktail sauce, add 1 tsp of chili flakes. It will also give a good flavor
  • For more flavor, add a tsp of basil, or thyme paste 
St Elmo's Cocktail Sauce Recipe

St Elmo’s Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Enhance the taste of your regular food with the St Elmo's cocktail sauce recipe. It’s easy to make with only 5 ingredients. So, give it a try today!
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Prep Time2 minutes
Total Time2 minutes
Servings5 people
AuthorNaomi Rogers


  • 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Horseradish Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce


  • Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl
  • Keep mixing until get a smooth texture. Once the mixture is smooth, your sauce is ready to serve as a dipping  sauce


Calories: 90kcal


We often feel bored to have the same type of food. In this case, to change the taste and flavor of your daily food habits, you can check out the St Elmo’s cocktail sauce recipe. It can take your food to the next level. 

It’s one of the quickest recipes ever that takes only 2 to 3 minutes to make and provides the best result ever. To enjoy your evening snacks or get-together parties, the cocktail sauce can be your best choice add-on recipe. 

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