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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  • Sinister
    Sinister Day 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 Day ago

    moonshine for US? Not Bourbon??

  • Wall- E
    Wall- E 3 days 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 3 days ago

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

  • daniel wijaya
    daniel wijaya 5 days ago

    Dont you have to burn the alcohol before sous vide?

  • Badrul
    Badrul 8 days ago

    Dont stop experimenting mann...

  • Junaidi Anuar
    Junaidi Anuar 11 days ago

    Where is sake 🍶?

  • Carl Lee
    Carl Lee 11 days ago

    You should really use water as control

  • Archers Asylum
    Archers Asylum 15 days ago

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

  • Matt Aamold
    Matt Aamold 17 days ago

    Merica !

  • Capn Cummings
    Capn Cummings 20 days ago

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

  • Assur HeX
    Assur HeX 20 days 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 23 days ago

    You have not included with bourbon yet

  • zimtower
    zimtower 23 days 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 24 days ago

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

  • saint n
    saint n 24 days ago

    Weres Canada

  • jamilbenton20
    jamilbenton20 25 days ago


  • davydiver
    davydiver 25 days ago

    Try Coca-Cola as a marinate.

  • NuRal Hakdosh
    NuRal Hakdosh 25 days ago

    all my Russian girlfriend are big fan of your can you make the experiment for shawarma marinade

  • Boujee Baboon
    Boujee Baboon 26 days ago

    😂 moonshine

  • BlackBirdBlitz
    BlackBirdBlitz 28 days ago

    Loved the flags. :-)

  • EpicFlip YT
    EpicFlip YT 28 days ago


  • Paul Dutton
    Paul Dutton 29 days ago

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

  • Nick Ostergard
    Nick Ostergard 29 days ago

    I love your channel but yall did Ireland dirty lol

  • Muraguri E
    Muraguri E Month ago

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

  • iakob Kv
    iakob Kv Month 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 Month ago

    What about Havana club instead of Bacardi

  • Norwegian Blue
    Norwegian Blue Month ago

    Why moonshine for US and not, say, Bourbon?

  • Byron Ward
    Byron Ward Month ago

    Informative and entertaining....thanks

  • Felipe Gonzalez
    Felipe Gonzalez Month ago


  • sk8rdad
    sk8rdad Month ago

    Boiling hot dogs in beer also tastes great.

  • Missouri Red
    Missouri Red Month ago

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

  • Benji Berigan
    Benji Berigan Month ago

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

  • Juliusz S
    Juliusz S Month 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 Month ago

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

    • Juliusz S
      Juliusz S Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

    Needs Scandinavian Mead.

  • Kim Jung Un
    Kim Jung Un Month ago

    The Netherlands first ! :P

  • William Pope
    William Pope Month ago

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

  • Gregory B
    Gregory B Month ago

    Bourbon is USA

  • Cavemantero
    Cavemantero Month ago

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

  • kristoffer dy
    kristoffer dy Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

    Ireland? Are you kidding? Guinness, of course!

  • Mark Goodair
    Mark Goodair Month ago

    Ireland never heard of Guinness???

  • Jessica Zhi
    Jessica Zhi Month ago

    Ireland could have been literally any Irish Whisky.

  • Boomer Taylor
    Boomer Taylor Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Ey Waddup
    Ey Waddup Month ago

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

  • TheButschek
    TheButschek Month ago

    no gin? 😥

  • Jason Lurf
    Jason Lurf Month 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

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

  • Antonio Sanchez
    Antonio Sanchez Month ago

    You could of used Guinness or Jameson for Ireland

  • Ted J
    Ted J Month ago

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

  • Gareth Oakes
    Gareth Oakes Month ago


  • Steve Guiltinan
    Steve Guiltinan Month ago

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

  • Evan Painter
    Evan Painter Month ago

    Sounds like a great party

  • perry aimee
    perry aimee Month ago

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

  • Rex Dell
    Rex Dell Month 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.

  • BJ JR
    BJ JR Month ago

    Bring this to an AA potluck 😄

  • NickFactor
    NickFactor Month ago

    what are you cooking with

  • John Denver
    John Denver Month ago

    I would think the one in scotch would take better from the sugar.

  • Lazybro Z
    Lazybro Z Month ago

    Best American Irish beer is Guinness hands down. Get some of that Extra Stout with a little brown sugar (and a splash of brown or yellow mustard if you're feeling spicy) and you have a fantastic marinade/glaze.

  • Kavukamari
    Kavukamari Month ago

    I'm wondering what the chemical explanation for the failure is

  • J. Stormer
    J. Stormer Month ago

    Ahaa! I hear another latino! xD

  • jonathan alfonso
    jonathan alfonso Month ago

    For Cuba you should’ve used Havana club it’s literally a rum only made in cuba

  • ereburst
    ereburst Month ago

    hello, (sorry for approximative english) i'm french , and my opinion, marinate a steak is a crime, better do it with big chase meat (boar or deer) at least two days, and not with every wine (i prefer middle price bourgogne, after, not drink it is a waste... but that's a question of taste).
    still great vids.

  • Papillon 2010
    Papillon 2010 Month ago

    I would think that Guinness would have been a good beer to try. But that being said, all picaña needs is salt.

  • CptKirk FPV
    CptKirk FPV Month ago

    I feel like the steaks retained a lot of the actual ethanol in the alcohol rather than cooking off. lmfao
    did you feel a buzz from eating them?

  • Patric Bunny
    Patric Bunny Month ago

    The alcohol didn't have an opportunity to evaporate

  • abz124816
    abz124816 Month ago

    what instrument did you use for searing?

  • htconex19062012
    htconex19062012 Month ago

    You are meant to wash your mouth in between

  • Anthony Smith
    Anthony Smith Month ago

    Question, what is this method of cooking called and what’s the water tank you boil the bags in?🤔 I’m from the U.S. and have never seen this way before yesterday when i discovered this channel😮🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Abaddon Guecubu
    Abaddon Guecubu Month ago

    Jameson whisky

  • YourFace
    YourFace Month ago

    Youre one of those trend fags eh?

  • Kyle Hurlbut
    Kyle Hurlbut 2 months ago

    Use alcohol with sweets.

  • timmahtown
    timmahtown 2 months ago

    Quality like this you should be on pay-tv

  • SpaceMan
    SpaceMan 2 months ago

    Just gotta say, you only used a shot of beer. If you used the same amount of every other flavor it’s much more concentrated than the beer one. So that could’ve been closest to the plain steak

  • djrx22
    djrx22 2 months ago

    Marry me?

  • Juan Esteban
    Juan Esteban 2 months ago

    Now I know. Gugga reminds me of Jack Black 😂

    SCHNITZEL TAINMENT 2 months ago

    The beer method is pretty comment in traditional German kitchen. Greatings from here ✌🏼

  • James Ellsworth
    James Ellsworth 2 months ago

    Not surprised by the 'Moonshine' win. Good French brandy and steak flambe are a classic preparation. Had you tried THAT, NINJA might have been in 'Heaven.' Similarly, I would have gone with a good fruity, less-tannic red wine than Malbec. There was no pepper in the equation so the Vodka lost its opportunity to show how it could extract those flavors. I am a well-traveled American home cook and restaurant afficianado, so I would go with a good French Armagnac or Cognac in my marinade test.

  • Modernang Sisa
    Modernang Sisa 2 months ago +2

    Shouldn't you clean your pallet first before every other steak?

  • Slim Shady
    Slim Shady 2 months ago

    get some quallity balkan rakija next time

  • Larry W. Hamilton
    Larry W. Hamilton 2 months ago

    EXACTLY where to order TRIMMED Picanha meat that YOU cut into steaks????? Merchant name, address, exact website/URL, exact terminology to use with this merchant in order to GUARANTEE Picanha to cook - EXACTNESS PLEASE! Thank you, Larry Hamilton

  • PstScrpt
    PstScrpt 2 months ago

    I haven't tried them sous vide, but cognac and sherry are both really good with beef.

  • Shaun A
    Shaun A 2 months ago

    Should have used buckfast for Scotland

    BRUCE ASKEW 2 months ago

    Next time use bourbon or cognac then cook off the vapor it will be great,,

  • Peacemuser
    Peacemuser 2 months ago

    Ethanol evaporates at 173.1°F, which will not evaporate in Sous Vide. Alcohol also seems to give a harsh flavor. However, Alcohol seems to act as an emulsifier, which is great if your trying to mix fat-soluble and water-soluble ingredients together. Next time, try cooking off the alcohol separately in a pan with some optional aromatics, herbs, and fats. After that, you can marinated the steak in the Sous Vide with the left-over fluids.

  • jbatt365
    jbatt365 2 months ago

    I can only make three of them. Which ones would you recommend for top 3 in flavor and taste. Thank you!

  • beasthunt
    beasthunt 2 months ago

    Man, I wish you guys had 5 million viewers. I could watch you guys all day.
    "That's.........that's really bad"
    I burst out in Thanks, man. I needed that..

  • paradigm
    paradigm 2 months ago

    Heck yea! The Ciperinia is one of my favorite drinks!

  • GeneratioNintendo
    GeneratioNintendo 2 months ago

    Is picane really that good?

  • Patrick Mc
    Patrick Mc 2 months ago

    Cmon bro. Ireland being a country who is known for its drinking and you pick a beer from holland. Wtf dude

  • Ömer Kaya
    Ömer Kaya 2 months ago

    You should try RAKI from Turkey too thank you

  • Gregor Weimar
    Gregor Weimar 2 months ago

    Hahahaha, you couldn't find Irish beer??? Sorry for the laughing, but, you should definitely try Guiness

  • The flying dutchman
    The flying dutchman 2 months ago

    Where's the dutch flag for Heineken?

  • Aurora
    Aurora 2 months ago

    im the 4Kth liker hahahaah

  • Carlos Melendez
    Carlos Melendez 2 months ago

    how do you use water to cook your steaks with what is that called?I've never seen that done