Oyster Cocktail

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Appears in

Recipes of all Nations

By Countess Morphy

Published 1935

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There are many excellent American recipes for oyster cocktail, which is a typical American apéritif.


  • Allow 2 small oysters for each person, and to every 8 oysters allow 1 tablespoon of tomato ketchup
  • ½ a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar
  • a dash of Worcester sauce
  • a few drops of Tabasco
  • a teaspoon of finely chopped celery, or
  • a salt spoon of celery seed
  • a good pinch of salt.


Put 2 oysters in each glass and pour over them a little of the sauce made by mixing all the ingredients. This should be well iced.

Another favourite oyster cocktail is made in the same way, but the celery is omitted, and instead a little chopped shallot and grated horse-radish is used. Yet another method is to serve an oyster cocktail in a cored grapefruit, seasoning it with a little lemon juice, a few drops of Tabasco and a pinch of salt.