Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak

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Don’t let the ingredients in this marinade fool you; this #SundaySupper Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak for #grilltalk tastes amazing when the steaks are cooked, but don’t taste it by itself.

#SundaySupper Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak #GrillTalk

It’s Father’s Day today!  Yeah.  I know.  I just thought I’d remind you in case you forgot.  It’s the day to celebrate fathers everywhere!!  Give them a tie, a belt, some golf related something (because apparently all fathers golf?), or some electronic gadget that makes noise?  Yeah, I know, but that’s what I remember getting my father on his day.

But, along with all those “gifts” I was lucky enough to have a father that LOVED to cook.  Gee, wonder where I got it??  So, I had a barrage of kitchen related items I could easily purchase with my hard-earned stuffing envelope and filing in Mom’s office money.  I think we got him an apron and a chef’s hat once.  I know I bought some mini tools like a whisk or a grater or something funny like that.  Oh!  And grill tools.  You could always get Dad grill tools in our house.

#SundaySupper Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak #GrillTalk

I don’t know about yours, but our Dad was always the grill master of the house.  Well, master might be stretching it a little.  He was the only one in the house that could grill.  So, if we wanted to cook out for Father’s Day he would have to cook.  Which is sort of not the point of Father’s Day.

Fast forward a few years and I hope to be grilling Dad some steaks for Father’s day.  Not just any steaks;  Certified Angus Beef® brand steaks.  After all the ties and socks and the handmade pottery gifts (which he still has, mind you), Dad deserves something worthy of all the headaches I have put him through.  These steaks are just that gift.

#SundaySupper Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak #GrillTalk

Certified Angus Beef® brand steaks are the Rolls Royce of steaks.  They have 10 quality standards to meet before a steak can be a Certified Angus Beef® brand steak.  These standards range  from marbling to flavor to tenderness.  They truly are the best steaks we have ever eaten.

So, when I say, “Nothing but the best” for my father I mean it.  To these steaks, tender is an understatement.  The filet of sirloin cuts like butter.  And the flavor?  Honestly, you simply need some salt, pepper, and a grill and you’re golden.  The hubs and I had some before our vacation and I have never heard him “Mmmmm” so much in my life.  “Best steaks ever” was muttered while chewing several times that night.  You can’t help but eat these babies slowly because you WILL want to savor every last bite.

#SundaySupper Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak #GrillTalk

“Why did I marinate the strip steaks,” the hubs asked?  We have this restaurant we frequent that has what they call a “drunken ribeye.”  Since the hubs, Dad, and I love this particular steak at that restaurant, I’ve been dying to recreate it, but the steaks that we get just aren’t good enough.  It has delicious flavor with the marinade and amazing caramelization from being grilled.  It’s fabulous.  I knew I was going to try to make that steak with these steaks.  Little did I know what a HUGE difference an amazing steak can make in a recipe like this one.

FYI, this is the second batch of steaks.  The hubs didn’t want his marinated.  After having the filet of sirloin, he wanted to taste the strip nekkid.  And just for fun, click here to see me pouring the marinade over the steaks.  I was having fun with the video capture on my phone.

#SundaySupper Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak #GrillTalk

Another reason I haven’t tried these steaks before is due to not being able to grill for what seems like forever!! We have had a grill for many years but, sadly, lived in a place where we couldn’t use it.  We have remedied that by buying  a house!!  Now, we can grill anytime we want.  And trust me when I say we grill any time.  If it’s raining, I’m not opposed to stepping out, getting a little wet, and grilling up some dinner.  You just can’t beat the flavor of grilled meat.

Since being introduced to these steaks, I would grill ANY time to have these world-class steaks on our table year round.  Rain, shine, snow, hurricane, tornado – well, maybe not a tornado, but you get the idea – I would be out there grilling these beauties up for dinner.  Since the Certified Angus Beef® brand are reasonably priced for online steaks, we will definitely be ordering them for holidays, birthdays, and, well, whenever we feel like having an amazing dining experience right in our own home.

#SundaySupper Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak #GrillTalk

While we’re on the subject, I took a look at all the places that serve or sell Certified Angus Beef® brand in my area and was surprised to find 21 different restaurants (some with multiple chains) that serve up this world-class beef.  You can BET that I will be looking for these restaurants on our next date night.

I will also be looking at all the delicious goodness that will be pinned to the Pinterest board for this epic event.  And I am already following Certified Angus Beef® brand on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.  I suggest you do the same to learn about all the new goodness they serve up, the recipes they share, and the tips for grilling the best steaks ever!

Finding Certified Angus Beef® brand in my area:

  1. Old Towne Sports Pub
  2. Jersey Mike’s – BEST SUBS EVER!!
  3. Velocity Five Sports
  4. Revolution
  5. Main Street Pub
  6. Smashburger
  7. Otani Japanese Steak House
  8. Cheesecake Factory
  9. Brion’s Grill
  10. Hard Times Café – Excellent chili and burgers
  11. The Greene Turtle – DELICIOUS burgers
  12. All American Steakhouse
  13. 3 Olives
  14. Springfield Golf & Country Club
  15. The Melting Pot
  16. Bobby’s Burger Palace
  17. Vienna Inn – AMAZING chili cheese hotdogs
  18. H Mart
  19. Matchbox
  20. Not Your Average Joe’s
  21. Open Road

#SundaySupper Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak #GrillTalk

Make sure to scroll down and see all the delicious goodness the rest of the bloggers cooked up with their world-class steaks.


Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak

Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Don't let the ingredients in this marinade fool you; this Deliciously Drunken Marinated Steak for tastes amazing when the steaks are cooked.


  • 3 pounds Certified Black Angus strip steak
  • 1/4 cup sorgum molasses
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary


  1. Place the steaks in a plastic, zip top bag. Set aside.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl with a whisk until the brown sugar has dissolved. Pour the marinade into the plastic bag and marinate the steaks 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat heat the grill to a medium-high heat. Place the steaks on the grill and cook 2 minutes, turn 45 degrees, then grill another 2 minutes. Turn the steaks over and repeat. Continue cooking until your temperature reads 5 to 10 degrees below your desired degree of doneness . Remove from the heat and allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.

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This post is sponsored by Certified Angus Beef® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC.  All opinions are my own.

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  1. Ok, I’ve seen this so many times today and every time I think I need to try this marinade, I hope I have all the ingredients to do it today…and guess what?! I DO! I have some of those steaks in the fridge and now I’m going to get right up and marinade them so I can grill them tonight! Great recipe!

  2. Love that marinade! I even have sorgum molasses in my pantry (along with the other ingredients). I will be trying this soon.

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