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whiskey marinated steak sitting on a dish with fresh tomato slices, green beans, yellow wax beans and roasted potatoes

Whiskey Steak Marinade

This is the best marinade for steak. Whiskey Marinated Steak has incredible flavors and caramelizes when it's grilled.
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword simple steak marinade, Steak Marinade Recipe, Whiskey steak marinade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 645kcal


Whiskey Steak Marinade

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard (prepared mustard)
  • 1/2 cup whiskey or bourbon
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 to 6 New York Strip, Tenderloin, or T-bone steaks

Roasted Garlic Blue Cheese Butter

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, roasted and smashed
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced
  • salt and black pepper to taste


Roasted Garlic Blue Cheese Butter

  • Mix the butter, blue cheese, garlic, and shallot in a small bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.

Whiskey Steak Marinade

  • Combine the brown sugar, honey, mustard, whiskey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large Ziploc bag. Rub the exterior of the bag with your fingers to mix all of the ingredients.
  • Place the steaks in the marinade and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours. When ready to cook, allow the steaks to come to room temperature while preparing the grill.
  • Grill the steaks on medium-high heat for about 6 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness is reached. Transfer the steaks to a plate or half sheet pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Slice on a cutting board. Finish each steak with roasted garlic blue cheese butter and serve with seasonal vegetables.


Steak Marinade:
Marinade your steaks for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 24 hours.


Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 4mg