Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak with a slice on a fork

Dan’s Double Down Whiskey Steak

Dan’s Double Down Whiskey Steak is going to be your new favorite steak marinade! The ingredients list is easy, all you need to remember is the number two.

Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak sliced from the top

There are so many steak marinades that you can choose from, and I do suggest that you try as many as you can.

We’ve tried a lot obviously, just from researching recipes to family favorites like this French Dressing Steak. As much fun as it is trying new recipes though we do have our favorites.

And this Dan’s Double Down Whiskey Steak is definitely on the favorites list.

Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak sliced with parsley

I’ve seen different versions of this type of marinade with similar ingredients but I decided to make this one my own. Also, I made it really easy for all of you out there that really don’t like measuring a ton of different ingredients.

All you have to remember is the number two for this one. Each ingredient (besides the steak) is two of something.

Read on and you’ll see what I’m talking about…

Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak sliced on the side view

Mix that all together in a plastic bag and get the steak in there to marinate for a good 12 hours. About the morning until dinner is good – overnight is even better – but give it enough time to soak in all the marinade.

You’ll be happy you did.

An interesting thing about this whiskey marinade is that it not only adds flavor to the steak but it tenderizes the meat as well. Ketchup has a natural acidity that breaks down the meat and makes it super tender, so I add it to a lot of my marinades recipes.

This is one of those grilled steak recipes that you’re going to start eating right off the grill, like immediately.

Start slicing this flank steak and the vultures will start circling. My kids stand there like they’ve never eaten before in their life.

Believe me, they have. Like a lot.

Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak on the grill cooking

Another pro tip when using alcohol – of any type in cooking or a marinade. Use one that you like to drink.

Definitely make sure you’re using a whiskey or bourbon that you like drinking, certainly not something you don’t like the taste of.

Because then you’ll have a steak marinade that you don’t like the taste of too. Makes sense right?

Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak with garlic, sliced

Even if you aren’t a whiskey drinker, grab and airplane bottle or two and throw it in here. You don’t have to drink it straight but I promise you’re going to love the flavor the whiskey adds to this steak marinade.

Flank steak is done, now just add a side dish like these Stick of Butter Smashed Potatoes or Spicy Mushroom Rice and man, you’ve got yourself an award winning dinner that everyone will love.

Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak close up

Let’s really take the name seriously here…make sure you double this Dan’s Double Down Whiskey Steak recipe if you’re making it for more than four people.

Honestly, even one more is going to tip the scales and there won’t be enough.

Once you start eating Dan’s Double Down Whiskey Steak you will NOT be able to stop – that’s a guarantee!

Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak with a slice on a fork


Dan's Double Down Whiskey Steak sliced on the side view

Dan’s Double Down Whiskey Steak

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: grill
  • Cuisine: American


This addicting steak marinade recipe uses whiskey and ketchup to tenderize the flank steak. So you’re not just adding flavor, this marinade is also making the meat super tender!


1 (4 lb.) flank steak

2 cups of ketchup

2 ounces whiskey

2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 tablespoons olive oil


Add all the marinade ingredients to a resealable plastic bag and mix together to combine.

Add the steak to the bag, coating in the marinade and seal.

Place in the refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight.

Heat the grill to medium heat.

Grill the steak for 5-7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the steak. For medium rare you want a temperature of 140 degrees, which after resting will get to about 145 degrees.

Remove the steak from the grill and place on a platter and cover with foil. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Slice the steak against the grain into thin pieces and place back on the platter with any juices from the steak.


You can use a larger steak, or two smaller steaks, just adjust the cooking time on the grill.

Keywords: steak, steak marinade, steak recipes, whiskey recipes, whiskey marinade, beef recipes, grilling recipes

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