Bourbon Steak Marinade

This Bourbon Steak Marinade recipe uses the power of bourbon to tenderize the meat and add lots of flavor. While this marinade is meant for steaks, it can be used on roasts as well. Be careful when you first place the marinated meat on the grill. The alcohol will cause a slight flare-up but will dissipate as the alcohol burns away.

Bourbon Steak Marinade

Bourbon Steak Marinade

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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: Fusion
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cups


  • 1 /2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 /2 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • Add soy sauce and bourbon to bowl, stir in honey until dissolved. add remaining ingredients and stir well. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes before using it.
  • Marinate steaks 2-6 hours depending on size, cut and thickness of the meat. The mixture can be used on larger cuts, like sirloin and tri-tip roasts. Recipe makes enough for 4 medium steaks.
  • If making ahead of time, store marinade in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days.


Image by: Sabrina Baksh
Bourbon Steak Marinade