Candied Bacon & Whisky on the Rocks

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 30min
Serves: 6
1/3 cup
packed brown sugar
75 mL
1/3 cup
Sensations by Compliments 100% Pure Maple Syrup, divided
75 mL
¾ tsp
cayenne pepper
4 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)
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
cholestrol
10 mg
sodium
150 mg

Directions

  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.

  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.