Balsamic Whiskey Sirloin

If you have been looking for the perfect sirloin steak marinade you can stop right here. Just think, balsamic and whiskey infused into a already delicious grilled sirloin steak!? This is one amazing steak!


Balsamic Whiskey Sirloin, you would never guess from the name of this post that this sirloin is infused with whiskey. In just under 30 minutes you can have this amazing grilled sirloin steak ready to be devoured. What could be better than combining two favorites like steak and whiskey!


Under 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to a tender piece of meat.  Not a fan of whiskey?  Then you might not want to try this recipe.  Whiskey infuses the fibers of the sirloin and provides a pungent and sweet taste, especially closer to the edges and at thin places in the meat.


A couple words of advice for this one.  Do not over marinate the steak.  The strong flavors of whiskey and balsamic vinegar will over power the meat and leave it over seasoned.


In case you don’t have a grill you can transform this grilled sirloin steak into a sirloin roast recipe. You can follow the same instructions using the broiler of your oven on the second to top rack. Make sure to keep the door cracked and properly ventilate to not set off your smoke detectors.


If you enjoy your meat rare, as my husband and I do, you may not cook all of the alcohol out of the whiskey.  The idea is to cook off the alcohol, but leave the flavor. A quick flip on the grill will not accomplish this goal.


There are some that will say “genius! alcoholic steak!” and others who want an alternative.


The alternative is to place the whiskey in a small sauce pan and heat it to a simmer before marinating.  Allow it to cool back to room temperature before adding or you could start to cook your meat right there in the airtight container.


If you are serving children, don’t drink or are pregnant, I would recommend this technique no matter how you like your steak cooked.


If you liked this grilled sirloin steak, make sure you check out these other easy sirloin steak recipes:

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Balsamic Whiskey Sirloin
Balsamic Whiskey Sirloin
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
5 minutes and 5 ingredients for flavorful and tender sirloin steaks. Make them on the grill or in the oven.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled steak, steak on the grill, whiskey
Servings: 4
Calories: 331 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin trimmed
  • 1/2 cup whiskey I used Jim Beam
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar cheapest you can find
  • Fine Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Pepper to taste
  1. In a large airtight plastic bag combine trimmed sirloin, whiskey and balsamic vinegar. Massage into the fibers of the meat. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hour(s).
  2. Remove sirloin from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the grill.
  3. Remove sirloin from the marinade and season with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  4. Preheat the grill to high heat. Place steak on the hot grill. If you are using a gas grill, cover the grill. Grill for 4-6 minutes on each side for medium rare. If you do not have a grill, you can follow the same instructions using the broiler of your oven on the second to top rack. Make sure to keep the door cracked and properly ventilate to not set off your smoke detectors.
  5. Remove from heat and allow the meat rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve. 

  6. If you've tried this recipe, please come back to leave a comment and let us know how we did! 

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Whiskey Sirloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 104mg 4%
Potassium 617mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 4g
Protein 37g 74%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Balsamic Whiskey Sirloin Recipe- 5 minutes and 5 ingredients for flavorful and tender sirloin steaks. Make these perfect steaks on the grill or in the oven.



Hi there! I stumbled upon your blog from the Friends and Farms site when I was looking for a recipe to use my hunk of sirloin. 🙂 Thanks so much! It was delicious…I was happy to have these “simple” ingredients on hand. I look forward to following your blog from now on.


    Stefanie, I’m SO glad you enjoyed it and came back to share. Nothing warms my heart more than knowing people enjoyed my recipes. Please keep coming back!

Joanna Sormunen

How delicious! My mouth is already watering, lol


This looks delicious! I love a good steak!


This is a perfect recipe for the long weekend! Looks super juicy too


We plan on grilling steak out this evening. I will have to throw this at the grill master hubs and see if he will make it for me. Yum!


    I hope you enjoy!


With whiskey always in the cabinet, this is for sure the way I’ll fix our steaks for the grill, after the company leaves! Sounds super tasty!


steak just takes a few ingredients to enhanced the flavor. This looks very good


This sounds like a man’s steak! I will have to surprise him with it one night! He would love it!


I’d love to try this recipe. I’m hungry for steak.


Drool! I want to rush out and fire up the grill right now! I love the idea of reviving an old recipe. It’s a great way for new followers to find some old favorites!


    Thanks! This is the first week, hopefully it will go well and others will enjoy it as much as you!

valmg @ From Val's Kitchen

Wow that sounds and looks yummy! Perfect for bbq season!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement

I’m definitely a BIG fan of whiskey so I think it’s safe to say I would quite enjoy this particular recipe 🙂

Thanks so much for sharing!

Carly Bellard

Love the traditionals version 2.0 concept. I am not much of a steak girl- but this looks yummy!


This is perfect timing for the long weekend bbq we have planned with the in-laws! I know my FIL will love this one.

Tiffany @DaydreamingRealist

That sounds like a very tasty recipe! I love whiskey on grilled food. I also bet this would be great on grilled veggies, too.


    Oh, yes!


This looks like a good hunk of meat. I love this recipe! WIll need to try it soon!


Oh that looks really good. I love that we are now in grilling season!

April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

This looks really delicious! I think my husband would really enjoy this.


I think my BF would probably enjoy this. I am not a meat eater but it sure looks delicious and sounds like it is very flavorful

Liz Mays

Mmm, I’ll bet that flavor is unreal! You’re such a whiz in the kitchen, J. Seriously!


    Thank you, Liz! Sometimes I have happy accidents!


Oh man! I am so hungry and this looks so good!


My husband would love this! Must pin to try later!


That looks mouthwatering. I need some protein.

Amanda H.

Hmm…not sure about the whiskey flavor. Think it would be too overpowering for a family with kids?


    Depends on the kids. The balsamic overpowers the whiskey. I always side with caution, but I’d make the second option and serve it to my niece and nephew.


This looks amazing. I added it to my Pinterest food board. I’ll have to try the second option only because I don’t really drink and I’ll be serving my kids but wow, I can’t wait. I eat my steak medium to medium rare.


    Thanks for pinning!


That so looks so delicious. I am so hungry now. Thank you for the recipe.


That looks absolutely mouth watering! UUughhh We had chicken fries tonight. YUCK!!

Debbie Denny

That looks very delish. Love the seasoning’

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

Oh, that steak looks so delicious. It would be a huge hit at our house!


This looks really good! I’ve been a bit obsessed with balsamic vinegar lately, so I’ll have to try this out.


This looks so good! Now I *have* to have a steak this weekend 🙂


I could go fo a juicy steak right now! This looks like a delicious sauce to add! thanks,

Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

oooh yeah. I like my meat mooooing or swimming. Hubs would love the addition of the whiskey, but even more if it were bourbon-y.


    Me too! Well, Jim Beam is a Bourbon Whiskey- you could probably use straight bourbon!


I love sirloin and am always looking for new ways to marinate it! This likes very delish!


    And simple…


This looks so good. The meat looks cooked to perfection.


    Thanks! Hubby is the grill master at our home.

Robin (Masshole Mommy)

I like my meat WELL DONE, but other than that it sounds terrific!


Yum! I’m going to make this over the weekend. Sounds delish!

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