Grilled Bourbon Steaks
Why marinate rib eyes in bourbon? We wondered, too—until we tried it.
Why This Recipe Works
Soaking meat in bourbon not only enhances its meatiness but also helps create good char. To get the maximum amount of smoky bourbon flavor into our steaks, we soaked four steaks in a mixture of bourbon, Worcestershire, shallot, garlic, salt, and pepper in two separate zipper-lock bags. We tested marinating times and found that 4 hours was best, but you could also let the steaks sit in the mixture for up to 24 hours with no detrimental effects. We grilled these steaks to medium-rare and served: No sauce necessary.