Coctel de Camarones with Bolder Beans closeup
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Coctel de Camarones

Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 1 cucumber peeled
  • 1 avocado peeled & pitted
  • 3 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 bottle Mary's Mornin' FiXXer 750 ml bottle


  • Boil cleaned raw shrimp in salted water for 1-2 minutes – do not overcook! Quickly cool shrimp under cold water to stop cooking process. Dice half of the shrimp. Leave the other half whole for a “shrimpy” presentation.
  • Chop cilantro, onion, cucumber and celery and place in a non-reactive bowl.
  • Add chilled (cooled) shrimp and mix gently.
  • Pour in bottle of Mary’s Mornin’ FiXXer bloody mary mix to desired consistancy. Mix gently.
  • Add chopped avocado and stir gently to avoid creaming avocado.
  • Chill for 1 hour in the fridge, or until cold. Spoon mixture into individual margarita glasses for the ultimate summer presentation. Garnish with an avocado slice and fresh lime wedge.
    Bolder Bean Coctel de Camarones in a glass
  • Ready to eat after one hour in the fridge, but tastes even better the next day when the flavors have melded together. If you can, make a day in advance.


Cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp may be used to make preparation faster, and eliminate cook time.
I am sure you can figure something to do with any remaining bloody mary mix while you are waiting for the dish to chill.
  • Add fresh diced tomatoes
  • Add diced jalapeños or habaneros for more kick
  • Substitute red onion for the white onion
  • Add additional seafood