What’s for Dinner?: Balsamic Whiskey Steak

July 23, 2018

If you have tired of the old Worcestershire or salt & pepper marinated steak, here’s a quick and simple alternative that’ll easily become your new favorite: Balsamic Whiskey Steak.

The combination of the tangy Italian vinegar and the robust taste of the Irish whiskey bring out the steak’s beefy flavor. Because most marinades are too strong, your tastebuds forget who the true hero of the dish is.

For good measure, you might want to top it with a teeny dollop of butter. Agree? Agree.

Balsamic-Whiskey Steak

Total Time: 90 minutes / Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 pc porterhouse steak (400-500g)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whiskey
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Marinate steak in balsamic, whiskey, and honey for at least 40 minutes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in skillet over high flame.
  4. When smoking hot, place steak and cook for 15 seconds.
  5. Lower flame to medium and cook for another 2-3 minutes. cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes depending on your desired “doneness” level.
  6. Serve immediately with butter on top.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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20 responses to “What’s for Dinner?: Balsamic Whiskey Steak”

  1. Den says:

    To hell with saying something profound. To this post, I say…


  2. Yes to balsamic vinegar, whiskey, and butter!! That photo makes me want to dive in that pan!

  3. rftreyes says:

    My uncle mentioned something like this a few weeks ago 😀 !

    Any particular whiskey that works best for this?

  4. simple and yummy…. ♥ it….

  5. ACE Fajardo says:

    YUM! i like mine medium rare with plenty of steamed veggies.

  6. C Woods says:

    I’m a novice at steak…how do I check for doneness? Mine came out a lil rare.

  7. ssstephanie says:

    I just nailed this recipe with a ny strip instead. cook was perfect but it was a little sweet. I was generous with the honey but I only slightly regret it.

  8. stef says:

    Too sweet for me

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