Candied Bacon & Whisky on the Rocks

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 75 mL
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, divided 75 mL
  • 6 slices Sensations by Compliments Thick Centre-Cut Peppered Bacon
  • 8 oz Canadian whisky 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup lime juice 125 mL
  • 2 2/3 cups Compliments Ginger Ale, chilled 650 mL
  • 6 wooden (soaked) or metal skewers (length to span glass rim)

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C). In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, 3 tbsp (45 mL) maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Brush mixture onto both sides of bacon slices. Thread tightly onto skewers. Arrange skewers on rack of foiled-lined roasting pan. Bake about 15 to 18 min., turning over halfway, until bacon is browned and crispy. Transfer to paper towel-lined dish to cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, in pitcher, stir together whisky, lime juice and remaining maple syrup. Stir in ginger ale. Pour over 6 low-ball glasses filled with ice. Place candied bacon skewers across rims. Serve immediately.

Tip

Substitute whisky with bourbon or rye.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
  • Calories 260
  • Fat 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 36 g
  • Sugar 34 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Fibre 0
  • Sodium 150 mg