Published Jun 8th
Prep 2h Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 2h 15m
Servings 4 servings Calories 492.1

If you like your beef ‘shaken, not stirred’, try this great tipsy marinade for the summer bbq season! Spice up the presentation with an olive and toothpick garnish!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup gin
  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
  • 1 tablespoon green olive brine
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 (1/2 pound) beef sirloin steaks
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, barbecue sauce, gin, vermouth, olive brine, and basil.
  2. 2 Sprinkle each steak with salt and pepper, and place in resealable sandwich bags. Divide marinade between each bag, and seal. Ensure that marinade is evenly distributed around steaks. Refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.
  3. 3 Preheat grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  4. 4 Remove steaks from bags, and discard marinade. Grill steaks for 7 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 492.1
  • Carbohydrate 25.1 g
  • Cholesterol 121.1 mg
  • Fat 21 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 37.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.3 g
  • Sodium 1367.1 mg
  • Sugar 17.2 g


  1. This was very good. I did the steaks on the grill pan. Next time I will serve in a martini glass with the olives as shown in the picture.
  2. I substituted vodka for the gin otherwise followed recipe. My husband the steak and martini lover thought it was ok nothing special. Raved about the savory garlic marinated steaks so will make that recipe instead. PS. I see I was criticized by RELISH for changing one ingredient and still rating the recipe. I agree when - Read more ...
  3. This will blow minds and palates totally tasty and unique. Upscale with down to earth flavor blasts. I added side of the lemon zest garlic beans for perfect balance.
  4. Wow this is delicious. I was a little nervous because I thought that it smelled a little funky while marinating. But after it's on the grill and it gets that cooked-outside taste...delish! I actually made TWO versions exactly as noted for one steak and another that replaced brandy for gin and bitters for vermouth; making - Read more ...
  5. This was a very tasty marinade. We had cut up stew meat (very inexpensive) so I was looking for a marinade to add flavor and tenderize the meat. I skewerd the beef with onions peppers and mushrooms and grilled them basting the skewers as they cooked. It was delicious! I think next time I will - Read more ...
  6. Best sirloin steak we have ever eaten my husband doesn't even like steak and he loved it! No fixing this one!
  7. I made this marinade for beef skewers and everyone that had them at our party LOVED them. Wow! I have to admit the whole time I was preparing it I just wasn't sure about the combination of BBQ with the martini ingredients but it was a knock out! I mixed it all in a zipper - Read more ...
  8. We thought this was great! I have to take issue with TARA1218 though. Vodka tastes very different then gin so you completely changed the flavor of the marinade. Of course it wasn't as good, you didn't follow the recipe! I'm sorry but I get so annoyed when I see people make many substitutions to a - Read more ...
  9. This was the most delicious beef marinade I've ever had!! Highly recommended and very easy!