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Whiskey Hamburgers Recipe
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Whiskey Hamburgers

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"Hamburgers made with a splash of Jack Daniels whiskey and some beer."

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Original recipe makes 6 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat; lightly oil the grate.
  2. Combine the ground beef, beer, Worcestershire sauce, whiskey, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix until evenly combined. Shape the mixture into 6 patties.
  3. Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, 5 to 8 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2009

Great hamburger! I love cooking with beer, but never thought to add whiskey before. I scaled this down to 4 servings for 1 pound of ground beef. I used minced garlic from a jar instead of garlic powder and instead of Sam Adam's used Michelob Ultra. I think any type of full bodied beer will work fine in this recipe. After mixing the ground beef, we let it set for a half hour in the fridge before making the patties to let the flavors come together. These burgers came out very moist and juicy. We will definitely make these again. They were perfect on a toasted roll with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2010

These burgers were moist and juicy. Mixed all the ingredients and let sit in the fridge for about 4 hours. Washn't crazy with the flavor. I'll keep looking for better recipes.


62 Ratings

Jul 20, 2009

I used 1 lb hamburger, and less of each ingriedient accordingly. 4 of my family thought these were good, 2 of my family didn't like them at all. I would make again for the ones of us who like, and plain ones for the ones who don't.

Jul 14, 2009

very,very nice.

Aug 23, 2010

GREAT !!! with a FEW Changes ..i skipped all the powdered stuff, added frsh minced garlic and std diced vidalia onions, some crispy crumbled bacon and blue cheese crumbles...turned out delicious !!! def in my list to make again !

Mar 26, 2010

So good!! I used Zeigenbock for the beer and Jameson's for the whiskey (go big or go home!) These were so moist and flavorful. I have to admit to just "eyeballing" the spices - could have used more S&P but that's my error - I'm no Justin Wilson. I'm going to make these again and instead of hamburgers, do a chopped steak and gravy application. It was a shame to waste all those delicious pan bits!!!!!

Feb 16, 2011

Adjusted this for about 2lbs of ground beef and added a touch more whiskey (after all, I was making this for my man! :D ). Turned out to be the best burgers we've had yet. I made them thick and big and he still had 2 AND put 2 more away to take to work tomorrow! Definitely strong compliments coming from him. Will be making these for him again. They were also a hit with my grandparents. My parents are upset they didn't get invited! The whiskey adds a little bit of a bite to the burger, and the beer helps make them nice and juicy, even if you prefer yours more on the well-done side. I used Karl Strauss Amber Lager. These will be a fun summer hit for sure!

Oct 25, 2010

Didnt like this at all; sounded like it would be good... but not our cup-of-tea


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  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 13.3 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 19.3 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 482 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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