If you've never tried tenderizing your meat with coffee, give this cold brew marinade a try. Coffee's depth teams up with herbaceous rosemary for the ultimate flavor experience. Get the recipe at Natalie Paramore.
For St. Patrick's Day (or any day), try marinating your pork ribs in Irish beer! Get the recipe at The Cooking Bride.
Or, go straight for the hard stuff and try a meat marinade with a tequila base. It's only appropriate the marinade also includes plenty of citrus juice. Get the recipe at The Girl On Bloor.
Or perhaps you're more of a gin person? Try this beef marinated in a dirty gin martini-inspired mix. Shaken not stirred, please. Get the recipe at Bite by Michelle.
I've added hot peppers to my marinade, but I've never tried one that's made out of pureed habaneros and jalapeños. "Atomic" sounds about right. Get the recipe at My Lavender Blues.
In the spicy but not quite so spicy department, try a super flavorful marinade with harissa. This one also includes acidity in the form of Greek yogurt. Get the recipe at Garlic and Zest.
This yogurt-based marinade helps keep chicken tender and, in combination with a masala spice mixture, produces a home-style tandoori chicken. Get the recipe at Rad Dishes.
Have you ever tried soda as a marinade base? It makes sense, since the liquid keeps the meat moist while also adding sweetness. Get this recipe for cola marinade at Real Mom Kitchen.
Better yet, add some ketchup to that soda for a sweet-tangy marinade for chicken. I love that the marinade really sticks to the meat so you get a lot of flavor in the final dish. Get the recipe at E Is For Eat.
This blogger claims the combination of maple syrup and Dijon mustard is so amazing that even people who don't like maple or mustard will love it. Give it a try at Nerds with Knives.