- With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a small baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the bacon pieces with maple sugar on both sides. Place on the baking sheet. Bake for 18 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and lightly caramelized. Let cool slightly on paper towels. While still warm, thread each piece of bacon onto a wooden skewer at least 5 inches (12.5 cm) long.
- In a cocktail shaker, vigorously combine the ice cubes with the whisky, lime juice and maple syrup for 10 seconds. Strain into a lowball whisky class. Add the shaved ice and bitters. Garnish with a bacon skewer, if desired.
You will have enough bacon to garnish two cocktails.