This straight Kentucky sour mash bourbon marinade is perfect for grilling beef, chicken and pork. It's great for boneless chicken breasts, steaks, chops, smoked ribs, brisket or pork roast. Adding a little smoke with hickory, mesquite or apple wood compliments the flavor nicely.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 1/3 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a glass or ceramic bowl, stir together the bourbon, pineapple juice concentrate, soy sauce, cider vinegar, water, garlic, ginger, and hot pepper sauce. Add desired meat to dish and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator before grilling as desired. Discard marinade after using.

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Marinating times for meats

Beef: 8 hours; Chicken: 24 hours; Pork: 12 hours or longer. Turn meat over occasionally for even marinating. Meat will take on a caramel colored blush.

Nutrition Facts

36 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 408.7mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2009
This is a pretty good marinade for chicken. I couldn't understand why you would use undiluted pinapple juice concentrate and then add a whole cup of water so I just left out the water and used regular pineapple juice from a can with pinapple chucks. I used low sodium soy sauce, 2 tsp. of minced garlic, 1 tsp. of ginger and 2 tsp. of Frank's red hot. I also added 2 Tbsp. of veg. oil. I cut up boneless chicken breasts into thick chunks for kabobs and let it marinate for over 24 hours. I grilled them with red and green peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. The chicken was moist and quite good, but the marinade needs something - brown sugar for a little more sweetness or red pepper flakes for a little more kick.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/19/2011
I love bourbon so I thought this might be a winner. Sadly it was a missing something. I thought the pineapple concentrate might make it sweet enough but it still lacked any sweetness and not much flavor overall after marinating half of a chicken for 24 hours. On to another marinade:) Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2009
This is a pretty good marinade for chicken. I couldn't understand why you would use undiluted pinapple juice concentrate and then add a whole cup of water so I just left out the water and used regular pineapple juice from a can with pinapple chucks. I used low sodium soy sauce, 2 tsp. of minced garlic, 1 tsp. of ginger and 2 tsp. of Frank's red hot. I also added 2 Tbsp. of veg. oil. I cut up boneless chicken breasts into thick chunks for kabobs and let it marinate for over 24 hours. I grilled them with red and green peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. The chicken was moist and quite good, but the marinade needs something - brown sugar for a little more sweetness or red pepper flakes for a little more kick.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2017
If you ONLY follow the recipe... you'll be disappointed. This is the BASIC INGEDIENT list! GET CREATIVE... Want more Garlic Ginger HEAT Bourbon... JUST ADD IT! It's YOUR marinade! "Sweet Suzie" likes the basic recipe... but then she likes vanilla ice cream! Get Creative - RUN with the BASICS I've given you. If you don't like what you get... Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/19/2011
I love bourbon so I thought this might be a winner. Sadly it was a missing something. I thought the pineapple concentrate might make it sweet enough but it still lacked any sweetness and not much flavor overall after marinating half of a chicken for 24 hours. On to another marinade:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2014
It was an excellent marinade. Instead of pineapple juice I used orange juice. It made the chicken with an orange flavor. I used Buffalo Trace Bourbon which enhanced the flavor. I am going to Bristol Speedway in August and will use this recipe on what ever I cook down there. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/09/2017
My chicken came out very tender but very bland. I was pretty disappointed. But it did make a nice dent in the fancy bourbon someone left at my house 5 or 6 years ago. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2016
Followed another reviewers suggestions and omitted water and used pineapple juice. My family does not care for pork loved this recipe. Will be making again Read More
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