John's Gin Marinade

John's Gin Marinade

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"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 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1805 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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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.


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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...


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.

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