Whiskey Steak Marinade

Whiskey Steak Marinade | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Things I’ve Come to Realize About B.O.B. Bob #314: If you are at the market with B.O.B. Bob, and you tell him to go pick out some meat to throw on the grill, he will always return with rib eye. Never mind the fact that you hate rib eye, and that you comprehend that he knows this, yet he always somehow seems to pick rib eye anyway, because he knows you will cave and let him toss it in the buggy every single time. Why don’t I like it? Bones and mass amounts of fat sneakily hidden throughout the entire steak; what is there to like about that? Yes, I know it’s tender, but it’s not worth the squirmy feeling that comes over me as I am forced to regard a ginormous bone and try not to gag when I get pieces of hidden fat in my mouth. Simply put, it’s just not my thing. This marinade however is definitely my thing. It makes even the most blubbery cut of steak with the most gigantic bone in the universe almost squirm free. At least until I find that elusive fatty glob that makes me want to throw the offensive bone at B.O.B. Bob’s forehead. My suggestion is to use a different cut of meat, but who knows maybe you’re like B.O.B. Bob, and rib eye’s your thing, in which case, watch out for flying bones.

Whiskey Steak Marinade | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice


  • 4 Tablespoons Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Crushed


  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Pour the marinade into a large Ziploc bag on top of whatever type of steak you are marinating.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before cooking.

Whiskey Steak Marinade | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice


  • The longer you marinate your steak, the better it will taste. I love to marinate steak overnight, which also helps me get dinner on the table faster the next evening. Heat up the grill and toss on the steak, easy peasy!
  • Speaking of easy peasy, try serving this alongside Mushy Peas with or without bacon.
  • This marinade will be enough to marinate two large steaks.


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  • I’m going to try this marinade! I recently learned to choke down steak as long as it has been marinated. I agree, rib eye is icky with that gristly stuff and bones and all. A New York strip is not quite so bad. My P.S. learned I will eat NY strips but he will beg to bring home rib eyes occasionally. It must be a man thing?

    • I agree with you…love a NY Strip! You just need to marinate them a little bit longer because of the thickness.