Whiskey & Coffee Tri-Tip

March 29, 2018 8:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My unique recipe for this great combination of flavors is my favorite of all marinades that I do for Tri Tip, it’s full of flavor but not overwhelming, the richness of the blends of coffee and whiskey is perfect with this.  The secret for a tender and flavorful tri tip is to let it marinate for two days before cooking it. Great for roasting in the oven or if you are brave enough in the winter months, weather pending…you could still fire up the grill.  Next time you have a cup of coffee or a whiskey cocktail; remember that you can throw it on your tri tip for good barbeque!

This Tri Tip is also great served with my Blue Cheese & Thyme Sauce,

you can get that recipe here: http://recipeforaparty.com/1300



1 – 1/1/2 lb. tri tip, trimmed of most the fat

1 cup brewed coffee

¾ cup whiskey

1/3 cup soy sauce

½ cup olive oil

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons course ground black pepper

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Herbs De Provence

3 teaspoons Chili powder

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes


  • Whisk all the ingredients and pour over tri tip, Tip: I used a needle/knife blade tenderizer all over the tri tip before marinated as well, not necessary, it’s just something I prefer to do. This recipe will easily be enough marinade for two tri tips
  • Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for several hours turning over once or twice to ensure good coverage or if you plan well, two days marinating is optimal for a delicious and tender tri-tip.
  • Take the meat out of the refrigerator and let rest for about an hour before cooking it
  • You can roast in the oven @ 400 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes but for more of a char/grilled taste, using an outdoor grill is optimal
  • Heat the grill on high, then once you place the meat on the grill, turn it down to medium, about 350 degrees you will want to cook “low and slow” on indirect heat (cooking the meat on the area of the grill that directly over the heat source)
  • Tri tips are different sizes and grills cook differently as well so the time to cook it varies, for a smaller tri tip it should take about 35 minutes, flipping meat once, to get more of a precise measurement of cooking time, use a meat thermometer, check with the USDA guidelines for a meat temperature chart, they state it should register 145 degrees but for medium rare lovers, I take off the grill when it registers 125 and let it rest on a platter loosely covered in foil for about 10-15 minutes and the temperature should come up another 5 degrees. Serves 4 to 6

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