These bacon wrapped breadsticks are delightfully spicy. Tassel Ridge Oskyfizzante® Red, is a semi-sweet wine with the perfect combination of sweetness, fizz, and enough body to balance the spice from the cayenne pepper. If you prefer a still wine, try Tassel Ridge Sweet Roxie Red®. It has the same sweetness, body, and flavors without the fizz.

Tassel Ridge® Spicy Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks

Ingredients

  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 25 strips bacon
  • 25 thin, crisp breadsticks (grissini-style)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine brown sugar and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Put mixture on large plate. Set aside. Wrap a strip of bacon around length of each breadstick. Roll breadsticks in brown sugar mixture. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 25 breadsticks.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Oskyfizzante® Red or if you prefer a still wine, try Tassel Ridge Sweet Roxie Red®


Oskyfizzante Red is a semi-sweet, refreshing, fruity, fizzy wine with cherry and citrus on the nose and cherry and candied fruits on the palate. Pair Oskyfizzante Red with Asian, Mexican, or other spicy foods or just chill well, open, and celebrate! Serve at 41°F.


Sweet Roxie Red® is a semi-sweet, refreshing, fruity red with cherry and citrus on the nose and sweet cherry and candied fruits on the palate. Made from a blend of Marquette grapes grown in our Iowa vineyards and Muscat grapes, Sweet Roxie Red is a great sipping wine or pair it with Asian, Mexican, or other spicy foods. Serve chilled.