ALCOHOL STEAKS Marinated in liquor Experiment - Sous Vide Steak Tested with Joule from ChefSteps

  • Published on Mar 20, 2017
  • Watch us try out these ALCOHOL MARINATED steaks, this was a fun experiment, we tried it so you would know what is good and what is terrible. I tried to used the most common liquors I could find. The end result might surprise you.
    We marinated the steak using these alcoholic beverages.
    Beer (Ireland) , Wine (France), Tequila (Mexico), Cachaça (Brazil), Whiskey (Scotland), Rum (Cuba), Vodka (Russia) and Moonshine (USA)
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  • Chris Ruiz
    Chris Ruiz 2 days ago

    Do this again but with beer

  • Supreme Donut
    Supreme Donut 5 days ago

    I know it’s stupid but how bout a milk stake or eggnog for a prank

  • Augustus
    Augustus 6 days ago

    Men, you have to try pisco from chile. The best.

  • ethervagabond
    ethervagabond 6 days ago

    "tried to find Irish beer but I couldn't"
    Really Guga you couldn't find Guinness? Where do you live, Mars?

  • lil CuBone
    lil CuBone 7 days ago

    AKA America wins again and also beer for the college kids

  • Indeleble Film & Photography

    White rum? Really?

  • chico11mbit
    chico11mbit 10 days ago

    Try it with a islay single malt Scotch Whisky. You will get an exceptional flavour explosion

  • Simoneyann
    Simoneyann 12 days ago

    I got triggered when the guy told Brazil to stick to soccer even though they called the best meat in the world picanha that happens to be Brazilian meat

  • Brandon b
    Brandon b 12 days ago

    Make a HENNY STEAK

  • Rob Dely
    Rob Dely 14 days ago

    We definitely don’t drink that much moonshine in America

  • arief rh
    arief rh 14 days ago

    I'm sorry but i need to say this. Your voice sounds like peter griffin

  • Pete C
    Pete C 16 days ago


  • GarryOzols
    GarryOzols 16 days ago

    I don't have a problem with anything floating because I pull a decent vacuum and have no trapped air.

  • Jon Ander Elizalde
    Jon Ander Elizalde 18 days ago

    Guinness! You can find Guiness everywhere!

  • T D3434
    T D3434 20 days ago

    ok, heavily salt steak, let sit for an hour or two, rinse, dry bag with guiness, then cook. oh so good.

  • Moar
    Moar 25 days ago +1

    i also try kaoliang liquor steak sous vide, it's horrible. do not try it. lol

  • D00MTR33
    D00MTR33 26 days ago

    Shoulda got Guinness for Ireland and a Bourbon for the US. Moonshine(and vodka) don't have any flavors.
    And red wine is made everywhere, not just France unlike Champagne which is exclusive to France.

  • david neel
    david neel 28 days ago

    should have used bushmills for irish

  • Victor Davila
    Victor Davila 28 days ago

    Guga you should’ve put a Puertorican flag on the rum steak too.

  • Juan Waffles Jackson
    Juan Waffles Jackson 28 days ago

    Beer, lemon juice, and seasoned salt is all you need for the best carne asada marinade. A light lager like Heineken would work.



  • AlleyKat Katz
    AlleyKat Katz 29 days ago

    Just Charcoal grilling just about medium rare... flame it with a splash of Jim Beam Damn Good

  • Alberto Abreu
    Alberto Abreu Month ago

    What is it that you use to sear? That part of the video goes very fast, how much does the searing part with this equipment last?

  • Daniel Treadwell
    Daniel Treadwell Month ago

    America should have been represented by a bourbon. I’m thinking something with a sherry or port finish.

  • Hellbent332
    Hellbent332 Month ago

    All the different Shock Top beer. Also Asian liquor. Sake, Soju, Lambanog, Sing Ha, etc.

  • Jerome Beiger
    Jerome Beiger Month ago

    Why don't you try to cook the beef sous vide with some red wine? Like a "bourguignon's beef"??

  • Tan3l6
    Tan3l6 Month ago

  • skeeterisme97
    skeeterisme97 Month ago

    I use 18 yr old Glenlivet Single malt... Do not do over night or steak will be soup in a bag

    • skeeterisme97
      skeeterisme97 Month ago

      Also, you should use a smoker or grill to evaporate the alcohol and it will dull the overpowering flavor leaving the grill/smoke taste

  • DonxxSollozzo
    DonxxSollozzo Month ago

    Why not bourbon or whiskey for the U.S.? Moonshine isn't really created for the sake of taste.

  • Average User
    Average User Month ago

    You should of use Jack Daniel's for the USA.

  • avarmauk
    avarmauk Month ago

    I wanna hang out with you guys

  • schmui
    schmui Month ago

    3:37 steak boner

  • sergio pereira
    sergio pereira Month ago

    So I didn't find a beer for Ireland yet I'm using a Heineken (from Holland) while using the Irish flag. I didn't get that part. Plus finding a Guinness or Kilkenny beer wouldn't have been complicate. Plus a Jameson whiskey would have done it too.

  • mike carney
    mike carney Month ago

    My best maarinaaid ls coke and Kraft Italian salad dresssing, mix 50-50. Good eating

  • Adamianto16
    Adamianto16 Month ago

    Holland beer = Irish flag OMEGALOL

  • Jakub Stupka
    Jakub Stupka Month ago

    how about cider ?

  • Muhammed Furkan AYDIN

    Where is RAKI from Turkey :)

  • Adam Waulters
    Adam Waulters Month ago

    Beer has a lot of water, works good for the lean parts of your meat. That steak needs no fluid with the great fat. Like your video about butter on steak...I would say poultry before any red meat. Dont add fats to a fatty meat, or else you dissolve the flavor. Especially with a sous vide.

  • OriginalTharios
    OriginalTharios Month ago

    Just an FYI, even though it's WAAAY too late...part of the problem was the cooking method you used. Normally the alcohol would've evaporated out of the steak as it cooked in the open. In sealed bags, it just sat there, breaking down chemically in the heat and organics. That's why the funny tastes.
    If you want to do something like this, you have to cook them on an open surface.
    Honestly, it probably still won't turn out well, because there's a reason why acids work better for tenderizing most meats. But, I think it would turn out a lot better than it did.

  • Claudecir França
    Claudecir França Month ago

    Meu xará, tu é BR né?

  • Robert Matthews
    Robert Matthews Month ago

    Jose Cuervo is not real tequila!! yuck

  • Sinister
    Sinister Month ago

    Amazing video, as usual! Can you try this experiment again, except reducing the alcohol in a pan first? Just a thought!

  • Austin Mijares
    Austin Mijares Month ago

    moonshine for US? Not Bourbon??

  • Wall- E
    Wall- E Month ago

    I don't know in sous vide, but I always put red wine in the pan when I am making steak. It makes like a little salty sauce and with some herbs in that sauce it is amazing, so much flavor. But the alcohol is only good when cooking, if it is allowed to evaporate.

  • Jorji Costava
    Jorji Costava Month ago

    porra nego vacilasse
    51 é a pior cachaça do brasil
    tinhas que ter pego velho barrero

  • daniel wijaya
    daniel wijaya 2 months ago

    Dont you have to burn the alcohol before sous vide?

  • Badrul
    Badrul 2 months ago

    Dont stop experimenting mann...

  • Junaidi Anuar
    Junaidi Anuar 2 months ago

    Where is sake 🍶?

  • Carl Lee
    Carl Lee 2 months ago

    You should really use water as control

  • Archers Asylum
    Archers Asylum 2 months ago

    I'd recommend a good stout or ale for beer marinading. Not piss weak heineken lol

  • Matt Aamold
    Matt Aamold 2 months ago

    Merica !

  • Capn Cummings
    Capn Cummings 2 months ago

    I wonder if you had immediately cooked them instead of letting them marinade overnight would have changed things.

  • Assur HeX
    Assur HeX 2 months ago

    I thought no Germany then I thought. Jagermeister might not taste good at all for this and beer is already represented. Unless schnaps is used. There are some that may work very well for this. I'm going to have to run my own little experiment.
    Edit: What about apple pie moonshine (same brand) to sous vide a pork butt or shoulder for pulled pork?

  • Daud Santosa
    Daud Santosa 2 months ago

    You have not included with bourbon yet

  • zimtower
    zimtower 2 months ago

    Can you pour your alcohol in a bag first, heat it up to 174 degrees to boil off the alcohol, then sous vide the steaks in the liquid?

  • kennedy Chong
    kennedy Chong 2 months ago

    Guinness and Ox are general good with all kind of meat.

  • saint n
    saint n 2 months ago

    Weres Canada

  • jamilbenton20
    jamilbenton20 2 months ago


  • davydiver
    davydiver 2 months ago

    Try Coca-Cola as a marinate.

  • Boujee Baboon
    Boujee Baboon 2 months ago

    😂 moonshine

  • BlackBirdBlitz
    BlackBirdBlitz 2 months ago

    Loved the flags. :-)

  • EpicFlip YT
    EpicFlip YT 2 months ago


  • Paul Dutton
    Paul Dutton 2 months ago

    Guinness would be the obvious choice for Ireland, but could've gone with Smithwick's or Murphy's too

  • Nick Ostergard
    Nick Ostergard 2 months ago

    I love your channel but yall did Ireland dirty lol

  • Muraguri E
    Muraguri E 2 months ago

    No AFRICAN drink?.?... get Kenyan tusker

  • iakob Kv
    iakob Kv 2 months ago

    Sorry guys but this video was a complete fail.
    When you talk about marinading in alcohol you should make sure its at least medium quality drink since its ALL about a taste. Cheap alcohol doesnt aim at taste.
    Also having said that you should have picked a cheap beef cut and have seen if it alleviated the taste.
    Lastly, you may also consider the fact that alcohol content dries out meat. So maybe you could first evaporate it and just keep the taste.

  • Glorified Nuggets
    Glorified Nuggets 2 months ago

    What about Havana club instead of Bacardi

  • Norwegian Blue
    Norwegian Blue 3 months ago

    Why moonshine for US and not, say, Bourbon?

  • Byron Ward
    Byron Ward 3 months ago

    Informative and entertaining....thanks

  • Felipe Gonzalez
    Felipe Gonzalez 3 months ago


  • sk8rdad
    sk8rdad 3 months ago

    Boiling hot dogs in beer also tastes great.

  • Missouri Red
    Missouri Red 3 months ago

    I use either Jim Beam or Jack Daniels & marinate 4-6 hours prior to grilling. Delicious!!

  • Benji Berigan
    Benji Berigan 3 months ago

    Please do another of these with just different types of beers! I bet the results would be amazing!

  • Juliusz S
    Juliusz S 3 months ago

    i watched almost every episode of SVE and i never had to dislike a video, always liked. but this one i got kinda salty since you f.e used heineken for ireland and that you said that vodka is from russia. vodka is actually from poland. greetings guga nontheless, still waiting for a revamped edition if this experiment!

    • Juliusz S
      Juliusz S 2 months ago

      guga couldve or rather shouldve used zubrowka, which is produced since the beginning of the 17th century

    • Juliusz S
      Juliusz S 2 months ago

      mitechko The only undisputable and definitely real source is the vodka production in khlynovsk, 1174. Distillation was discovered in the 8th century, and its speculated that polish tribes made vodka in the 8th century, while the russians started doing it in the 9th century. If you only base on confirmed information, you are right, but since many historians cant be 100% about everything that happened before the renaissance, we can say that polish tribes invented vodka as we know it today

    • mitechko
      mitechko 2 months ago

      I have, in fact, visited Wikipedia, just to be sure. This is what it says.
      "The word vodka was recorded for the first time in 1405 in Akta Grodzkie, the court documents from the Palatinate of Sandomierz in Poland. At the time, wódka referred to medicines and cosmetic products, while the beverage was called gorzałka"
      So no, while the word vodka (or rather wódka) was mentioned in a Polish book, it did not even mean the same thing. And the drink was already in existence (but had a different name in Poland) so clearly it was not invented at that moment.
      Yes, the guy in video made many weird choices, but you were the one who made the dubious claim about vodka being a Polish drink. And here I am correcting :)

    • Juliusz S
      Juliusz S 2 months ago

      mitechko If you want to get into it, you can visit wikipedia, or like me, look up some really old books. vodka has been produced since the middle ages but the by far oldest example of vodka or mentioning was in a polish text. he for example used heineken which is a brand from the netherlands, which represented ireland. justifying his pick of vodka is useless since of that

    • mitechko
      mitechko 2 months ago

      The particular vodka he used is from Russia. And if we go by stereotypes, most people tend to think of vodka as a Russian drink. And I am not sure where you got Poland from, most of eastern Europe has been making some version of vodka since the middle ages and as far as I know there is no definite origin to the drink.

  • Sherincal
    Sherincal 3 months ago

    Needs Scandinavian Mead.

  • Kim Jung Un
    Kim Jung Un 3 months ago

    The Netherlands first ! :P

  • William Pope
    William Pope 3 months ago

    Moonshine isn’t good because it’s probably the strongest alcohol in the world other than absinthe

  • Gregory B
    Gregory B 3 months ago

    Bourbon is USA

  • Cavemantero
    Cavemantero 3 months ago

    Get Guiness...sheesh...I can't believe you couldn't find a Guiness.

  • kristoffer dy
    kristoffer dy 3 months ago

    hi Guga, i tried marinating steak in beer.. even that.. you were right, Just Don't mix alchohol and meat. Man deglazing with beer and making a sauce. Saved it !

  • kristoffer dy
    kristoffer dy 3 months ago

    hi Guga, i tried marinating steak in beer.. even that.. you were right, Just Don't mix alchohol and meat. Man deglazing with beer and making a sauce. Saved it !

  • kristoffer dy
    kristoffer dy 3 months ago

    hi Guga, i tried marinating steak in beer.. even that.. you were right, Just Don't mix alchohol and meat.. but managed to save it by deglazing with beer and making a sauce. Saved it !

  • kristoffer dy
    kristoffer dy 3 months ago

    hi Guga, i tried marinating steak in beer.. even that.. you were right, Just Don't mix alchohol and meat.. but managed to save it by deglazing with beer and making a sauce. Saved it !

  • kristoffer dy
    kristoffer dy 3 months ago

    hi Guga, i tried marinating steak in beer.. even that.. you were right, Just Don't mix alchohol and meat.. but managed to save it by deglazing with beer and making a sauce. Saved it !

  • ratzasse
    ratzasse 3 months ago

    Ireland? Are you kidding? Guinness, of course!

  • Mark Goodair
    Mark Goodair 3 months ago

    Ireland never heard of Guinness???

  • Jessica Zhi
    Jessica Zhi 3 months ago

    Ireland could have been literally any Irish Whisky.

  • Boomer Taylor
    Boomer Taylor 3 months ago

    I'm the fourth generation in my family (at least] to be makin' the moon shine. I coulda tol' ya.. Moon shine makes everything better... AFTER you do the cooking. :)
    Beer is good for brats and steak... NO ALCOHOL as it kills the enzimes and breaks the meat down in weird ways.
    Good job, guys!

  • Boomer Taylor
    Boomer Taylor 3 months ago

    A Marsala works well... And it's commonly used in cooking anyway... :)

  • Ey Waddup
    Ey Waddup 3 months ago

    You used the cuban flag for bacardi instead of the Puertorican one

  • TheButschek
    TheButschek 3 months ago

    no gin? 😥

  • Jason Lurf
    Jason Lurf 3 months ago

    Using wine in steaks doesn't give you one flavor. It gives you many depending on the wine itself. For example, Coq Au Vin requires a certain wine. You could use what you want, but the French Chefs know what works. I hope these guys could make something like Coq Au Vin in a Sous Vide. It would be interesting since the concept of pressure cooking with heat in water was conceptualized by a french chef in the 70s. I mean it goes further back, but as far as what we do today, this was done by the masters of cooking.

  • Second-Guess Always
    Second-Guess Always 3 months ago

    Why would anyone down vote this video? Awesome stuff Guga.

  • Antonio Sanchez
    Antonio Sanchez 3 months ago

    You could of used Guinness or Jameson for Ireland

  • Ted J
    Ted J 3 months ago

    Dude obviously knows very little about alcohol or how to cook with it.

  • Gareth Oakes
    Gareth Oakes 3 months ago


  • Steve Guiltinan
    Steve Guiltinan 3 months ago

    Alcohol cooks the meat and tenderizes test should be done with cheap steaks

  • Evan Painter
    Evan Painter 3 months ago

    Sounds like a great party

  • perry aimee
    perry aimee 3 months ago

    The best use of alcohol with steak is as a finishing sauce. Red wine is especially good.

  • Rex Dell
    Rex Dell 3 months ago

    You can't just marinate meat in alcohol without other ingredients as well. For example, a nice marinade might include red wine, soy sauce, a touch of Worcestershire sauce, ginger, thyme, garlic and other spices. ESPECIALLY with sous vide, when the alcohol can't evaporate because it's in a closed container. I'd think that anyone who was even remotely familiar with cooking would know this.