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John's Gin Marinade

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is my step-dad's recipe, which is incredible with beef tenderloin steaks or even less expensive cuts of meat like flank steak. The best part is, you can use it as a basting sauce while grilling."
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5 m servings 80
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 /2 cup)


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  1. To make the marinade whisk the sugar, ginger, garlic, gin, and soy sauce together in a small bowl. To use the marinade, marinate small cuts of meat 3 to 4 hours, and larger ones 8 hours to overnight, turning meat occasionally.


  • Cook's Note
  • To use during grilling, pour the marinade into a small saucepan, and add 1/4 cup of butter and 1 ounce of sweet vermouth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook for 5 minutes to kill any bacteria. Baste the meat with this marinade while grilling.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 80 calories; 0.1 13.5 2.3 0 1805 Full nutrition

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I loved it. It has a "just right" taste. I used maple syrup instead of sugar .....same thing...yummy. I used it for chicken wings. Thanks. This time, I didn't have gin & used Tequila, and sugar...

I used this to marinade salmon. I let it sit overnight. After baking this fish.... Wow! Flavor was amazing! My husband said it was the best he had ever had. I wrapped the fish in aluminum foil. ...


Great taste gonna try it with chicken next

This was amazing on a tenderized cheap cut of steak. Definitely using it again. I am writing this half an hour after I ate the steak and i can still taste the marinade in the back of my mouth (i...

I was really surprised at how delicious this marinade turned out. Will definitely make again!

Would change nothing with this recipe it is awesome will try it with tequila next time 5 star

Using this on chicken thighs. Easy and quick and really good. Thanks.