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Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin with rice and carrots

Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin

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A terrific marinade, like in this Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin, takes and ordinary cut of meat into something spectacular!

Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin with rice and carrots on a white plate

Summer Barbecue

It’s almost Labor Day, so I have gathered some of my favorite blogger friends and am hosting a summer barbecue to send the season out in style! As the hostess this month, I chose this marvelous Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin as our entree for August’s virtual progressive dinner. Just you wait till you see all the other stellar recipes we’re sharing today; you’ll want to replicate this meal for your own holiday party.

Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin served on a white plate with carrots and riceWhiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Sweet, salty with a bit of spice from fresh ginger, garlic and Dijon mustard, this marinade paired perfectly with pork. Definitely allow time to marinate your meat overnight so that the flavor has an opportunity to permeate the tenderloins.

It’s simple chemistry. By osmosis, the higher sugar and sodium content in the brine work their way into the pork.  This recipe is perfect for entertaining, since all the prep work is done the night before. So while appetizers are being noshed and cocktails sipped, toss your meat on the grill.

In about 30 minutes, your entree is ready to carve. Be sure to allot about 10 minutes for the all important resting time, so the juices can redistribute and your finished product will be tender and moist.

Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin, grilled and sliced on a white dinner plate

 The Summer Barbecue Line Up

Main Course

  • That Skinny Chick Can Bake – Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin








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Welcome to another edition of Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a progressive dinner party. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.

We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.

This month’s theme is Summer Barbecue hosted by Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. You’ll love all the summertime recipes that will be perfect for your next cookout or Labor Day gathering.

Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin

A terrific marinade, like in this Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin, takes and ordinary cut of meat into something spectacular!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 6


  • 2 pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced or grated fresh ginger
  • 3-4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup whiskey


  1. Combine all ingredients. Pour into a ziplock bag and add pork tenderloins. and marinate pork. Marinate at least 6-8 hours or overnight.
  2. Grill until internal temperature is about 150º. Cover with foil and let rest before carving (internal temperature will rise to 160º).

Total time: 7+ hours including marinating time


Servings will vary depending on the size of your pork tenderloins. Large ones will serve 6.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 691mg Carbohydrates: 10g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g
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36 comments on “Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin”

  1. lovely photo and recipe pinned! 🙂

  2. I just made pork tenderloin on Sunday! Your marinade sounds great Liz, I’d love some of those rosemary grilled potatoes too! Looking forward to the nice long weekend:@)

  3. You are the hostess with the mostess! Great flavors in this marinade, Liz, and the meat is just perfect! Thank you for hosting such a spectacular summer barbecue and for making me so hungry!

  4. Delicious marinade.. I would love such steak!

  5. Dear Lizzy, Pork is a favorite of mine. The marinade sounds wonderful; as I am sure it is. Looks delicious. Blessings, Catherine xo

  6. What a fantastic dish to have for a summer barbecue. Love the use of ginger and mustard. Great flavors and a great theme. Thanks Liz.

  7. Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin?!! oh my gawd, Liz! you are killing me!! this looks so good and love that you served this with roasted veggies and potatoes! delicious!!!

  8. How did you know I just bought a pork tenderloin at the grocery store yesterday? I always marinate and grill them but was just thinking that I need a new marinade to try. Thanks for reading my mind!

  9. These is the kind of barbacue we love in my family. The pork, the veggies…everything looks so yummy !

  10. Great flavors Liz and beautiful photos! So tantalizing, pinning for later!

  11. oh what a wonderful way to use the whiskey. I bet this pork has so much flavor

  12. Seriously??? I am laughing.

  13. Now this sounds divine! YUMMMMMM!

  14. Hi Liz, wonderful marinade! looks like you cooked your pork perfectly. Fun idea for a internet BBQ!

  15. Well this just sounds amazing!

  16. Gorgeous Sunday Dinner, Liz 🙂 YUMMMM

  17. I do love a bar-be-cue. Your pork tenderloin marinated in whiskey looks divine. I made something very similar a few months ago but did get into a spot of trouble for using up my husband’s very special, very old and very expensive last few nips of something he was saving xx

  18. You had me at pork tenderloin and then sealed the deal with the whiskey! 🙂 This sounds and looks truly amazing Liz, the perfect star attraction for today’s progressive dinner and the fitting crown-wearing recipe! I cannot wait to give this a try and it might just show up on next weekend’s holiday meal plan 😉 Thanks for a wonderful recipe and inspiration!

  19. Loving the combination of ingredients you’ve got in this marinade, Liz! I really don’t marinade enough but it’s a great way for a not-such-a-meat-lover person like me to make meat-eating a more enjoyable experience. Thanks for this idea – pinning for later!

  20. I love what you have done with one of my favorite cuts of meat.

  21. My eyes twinkle at the sound of summer barbecue! Love that you used whiskey into the marinade 🙂

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  22. Goodness, that marinate sounds delicious! I love the combination of flavors. I’m thinking this would also be great with chicken.

  23. So succulent and tender! Love the boozy marinade.

  24. I love this marinade! New generations of pork have become increasingly lean, and so marinade infuses a lot of flavor and moisture. Love this version! Thank you!

  25. Wow, whiskey marinade? That sounds like it would be so amazing on everything!

  26. I imagine how tender and juicy this pork tenderloin is… It is to make the entire family happy!

  27. That pork looks so nicely done! Love the idea of a whiskey marinade. And love the progressive eats idea — so much fun! Thanks for this.

  28. Absolutely perfect choice for the main course, Liz!

  29. I can’t remember the last time I cooked with pork… definitely need to make some soon. Loving the sound of that whiskey marinage too.. anything recipe with added booze is a winner in my books!

  30. This looks as tender as its name suggests it should be 😀

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  31. I have a beautiful big pork tenderloin (American) that I picked up at Costco sitting in the freezer. Our pork tenderloins are wonderful but our pigs don’t grow as big as yours.

    I can’t wait to use this recipe on it!

  32. Pork tenderloin is my favorite cut to grill. I’ll have to give you version a try soon. Thanks for hosting this month’s BBQ.

  33. Oh, I didn’t yet comment on your post? I love the marinade and although I don’t cook pork, I know this will be marvelous on so many things – backed chicken or lamb. What a wonderful main course for a summer barbecue or a winter meal!!

  34. This type of meal is good for me through winter even; I’ll grill in a coat if I have too. You know I love the whiskey thing…it adds such a great element doesn’t it?

  35. I’m loving that marinade, pork tenderloin is my favorite!

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