Bloody Mary Shooters with Shrimp or Oysters

Bloody Mary Shooters with Shrimp or Oysters

Bloody Mary Shooters with Shrimp or Oysters

Perfect for any occasion!

Perfect Party Appetizers

Everyone loves a variety of appetizers to choose from at parties, and these mini bloody mary shots with oysters or shrimp are perfect for any event. These shooters are super easy and quick to make.

When I was a caterer these were one of my favorite appetizers to make because they are easy, fun and no-fail. They will be the hit of your next get together!

Bloody Mary Shooters
Bloody Mary Shooters

How to make Bloody Mary Shooters with Shrimp or Oysters

Here is everything you need for bloody mary shots:

  • 12 shot glasses
  • Bloody Mary Mix – try our homemade version!
  • Vodka
  • Celery Salt, for the rim of the shot glasses
  • Large Shrimp, poached or grilled
  • Or 12 Oysters
  • 12 Leafy Celery Stems

Putting the Shooters together:

The Bloody Mary Mix:

We like to make our own Homemade Bloody Mary Mix. It doesn’t have any added artificial ingredients, you can adjust the spice level, and it’s really so economical!

The recipe is listed below and you can see the full recipe for Homemade Bloody Mary Mix made with tomato paste and spices on our site. Note: The original mix recipe makes about 4 cups, so you may want to cut it in half if you are only making 12 shooters total.

If you want to make them non-alcoholic just leave out the vodka. They still taste great!

Prepping the shot glasses:

Shake the celery salt onto a small plate. Cut a lemon in half and rub the rim of the shot glasses. (You can use water if you don’t have a lemon). Dip the rim of the shot glass in the celery salt. Let dry for about 5 minutes.

Fill the shot glasses:

Depending on the size of your shot glasses you will need 1-1/2 ounces of mix.

Mini Bloody Mary's
Mini Bloody Mary Shooters with Celery Salt

Garnishing Bloody Mary Shooters:

We like to use a combination of both shrimp and oysters.

Choose large shrimp that have been poached or grilled. The oysters are generally served raw. Just thread shrimp or oyster onto a toothpick and lay across the top of the shot glass. There are lots of beautiful toothpicks you can use for the shrimp or oysters.

Finish with a leafy piece of celery. To find these small pieces look to the inside of the celery bundle. These bright green leaves and pieces are much smaller and work well for shot glasses.

Other garnish options:

  • Can’t eat fish? Try an olive, cherry tomato, cornichon or lime wedge
  • Want meat instead? Cut a cooked piece of bacon into small strips

Keep chilled until ready to serve!

Love Bloody Mary’s? Try our homemade mix:

Bloody Mary shooters with shrimp and oysters
Bloody Mary Shooters with Shrimp and Oysters
Bloody Mary shooters with shrimp and oysters
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Bloody Mary Shooters with Shrimp or Oysters

Bloody Mary Shooters garnished with shrimp or oysters are quick and delicious for a party. Make homemade Bloody Mary Mix and top with a leafy celery stalk.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 shooters
Calories: 42kcal


  • 12 shot glasses


Shooter Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp celery salt, for shot glass rim
  • 12-18 oz Bloody Mary Mix, homemade, see below, or store-bought, see note
  • 3 oz vodka
  • 12 large shrimp, poached or grilled or oysters
  • 12 leafy celery tops, for garnish
  • 1 lemon, for the rim of shot glasses

Bloody Mary Mix ingredients:

  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • cups water
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic, or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • tsp celery salt
  • tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp horseradish
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • tsp salt


  • Combine all Bloody Mary Mix ingredients into a blender, or stir together in a large jar or pitcher. Add vodka and mix well.
  • Prepare shrimp by poaching or grilling, set aside.
  • Trim celery stalks and reserve leafy end and about 1" of the stem.
  • Shake the celery salt onto a shallow plate. Rub lemon or water around the rim of your shot glasses and then dip into the celery salt.
  • Fill shot glasses.
  • Garnish with shrimp or oysters. Add celery stalk to each glass.
  • Serve shot glasses on a platter.


The amount of Bloody Mary Mix will depend on the size of your shot glasses.
Here is the link to our Homemade Bloody Mary Mix


Calories: 42kcal

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