1/4 cup good quality pure maple syrup
1/4 cup good quality Bourbon
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 pounds, 3/4-inch-thick slices of skinless slab bacon
Preheat oven to 350’F Degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon and orange zest. Place bacon strips into the whisky marinade and toss until the bacon is evenly coated. Allow to rest a minimum of 20 minutes, up to one hour.
Line a 2 high sided baking sheets with foil and place a cookie cooling rack on top of each sheet. Spray cookie cooling racks with non-stick cooking spray.
Lay bacon on the racks in a flat even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy.
Watch closely the last 5 minutes because the bacon will burn very quickly towards the end of the cooking process.
Cool before serving.