The Proper (No. TWELVE) Way to Enjoy a Steak this Summer

Thursday 25th, June 2020 / 16:03 Written by
The Proper (No. TWELVE) Way to Enjoy a Steak this Summer

Spice up Your Steak Game this Summer with Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Whiskey and steak are hands down a winning combo this summer. Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey has some new ways to spice up your steak game, whether you’re grilling in the backyard or firing up your cast iron skillet. Below are some whiskey-infused sauce ideas from Proper along with some of their favorite whiskey cocktails.

The Proper Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

  • Ingredients: 
    • 1/2 cup Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
    • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
    • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
    • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
    • 1/2 tbsp Salt
    • 3 cups Ketchup
    • 1/3 cup Cider Vinegar
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
    • 1/3 tsp Hot Pepper Sauce
  • Instructions: 
    • Combine and bring all to a boil in a sauce pot. Let it simmer for 20 minutes. Serve. 

Proper Peppercorn Steak Sauce

Proper (No. TWELVE) & steaks
  • Ingredients:
    • Steak, cut of preference
    • 2 tbsp Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
    • 1 tbsp cracked black peppercorns
    • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
    • 1 large clove of garlic, minces
    • 3 tbsp butter
    • 3/4 cup beef broth
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • Instructions:
    • 1. Cook steak to your liking, then remove and cover while you prepare the sauce
    • 2. Add peppercorns to the same pan used to cook the steak and heat for 1-2 minutes
    • 3. Add shallot, garlic and 1 tbsp butter. Saute over medium heat until shallots soften
    • 4. Add Proper No. Twelve Whiskey and bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes. Deglaze the pan by stirring a wooden spoon, incorporating any remaining bits from the steak
    • 5. Add the beef stock and bring to a high heat. Reduce sauce by half (4-5 minutes)
    • 6. Mix in heavy cream and simmer for 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously
    • 7. Remove from heat, add in remaining butter and whisk for 1-2 minutes. Salt to taste. Optional: add any juice from resting steak and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
    • 8. Pour over steaks and serve- pairs best with a Proper on the Rocks! 

PROPER MANHATTAN Courtesy of Jess Olsen, McGreevy’s Boston

Proper (No. TWELVE) & steaks

1 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

1 oz Sweet Vermouth 

1 oz Green Chartreuse 

Garnish with orange peel 


Proper (No. TWELVE) & steaks

2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
1 barspoon simple syrup
2 dashes angostura bitters
2 dashes angostura orange bitters
Lemon wedge


In a lowball glass, add Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, simple syrup and bitters. Add ice to the glass and stir together. Garnish with lemon wedge & cherry


Proper (No. TWELVE) & steaks


2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
3 oz ginger ale
1 lime wedge


Fill glass with ice
Pour Proper No. Twelve over ice
Top with ginger ale
Garnish with a lime wedge


Proper (No. TWELVE) & steaks


2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup
Garnish with lemon wedge & cherry


In a shaker, add Proper No. Twelve whiskey, fresh lemon juice & simple syrup.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
Garnish with a lemon wedge & cherry

ABOUT Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Proper No. Twelve is a blend of Ireland’s finest golden grain and single malt. It is produced in an area known for its rich soil and pure spring water. It is triple distilled and aged in oak barrels delivering a taste that is smooth and approachable with hints of vanilla, honey-like sweetness, and toasted wood. For each case of Proper No. Twelve sold, $5 is donated to local First Responder organizations, up to $1 million annually. 

  • Proper No. Twelve experienced an unprecedented first year on the market, selling over 200,000 cases. This allowed them to reach the $1 million mark, and in March 2020, Proper No. Twelve named the Tunnel to Towers Foundation as the first donation recipient. 
  • Proper No. Twelve is available for delivery through Drizly and ReserveBar.  

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