Drunken Tuna Dip or Sandwich Spread

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 4-6,Yield: 2.0cups
  • About This Recipe

    “I adopted this from the Recipezaar account and updated the ingredients/instructions after making it. Updated again to add capers to ingredients. Serve as a spread for sandwiches or with crackers, veggies, bread cubes, and/or cheese sticks as a dip.”


  • 8ouncescream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 teaspoonsbrandy
  • 1teaspoon lemon juice or 1teaspoonlime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoonhot sauce, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 cupsour cream
  • 1/4 cupmayonnaise
  • 2 (6ounce) cans albacore tuna in water, drained & flaked
  • 2wholegreen onions, minced
  • 4teaspoonscapers, drained
  • Directions

  • Beat (with a mixer or by hand) the cream cheese, brandy, lemon juice, hot sauce and salt to a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Blend in the sour cream and mayonnaise.
  • Mix in the tuna, green onion, and capers and blend until almost smooth.
  • May be served at room temperature or chilled.
  • Reviews

  • “Made this for Chives Herb of the Month.As with both reviewers, it needed something, but I wanted the tuna to stand out too.I added some kalamata olives, lemon zest, and some fresh parsley and that was it.Just a bit more salt and that fresh parsley for a little more flavor.I served it on baguettes lightly toasted. I think on a sandwich it would be very rich for me, but loved it on baguettes or on crackers for a dip.None left, isn’t that the perfect sign!Thx”

  • “I made this for sandwiches and we all enjoyed them, I used lite cream cheese and like chia think its just missing that little ‘something'”

  • “this is very rich and creamy. the hot sauce added great flavor, i added extra.i do think this needed something extra, maybe olives or pickles, i’m not sure.”