twisted tea dogs
(NAPS)—Whether you’re tailgating before a game or at a concert, or just barbecuing in the backyard, a great way to shake up any occasion is to bring an unexpected twist to an otherwise simple dish. Take a classic hot dog and twist things up by adding a splash of hard ice tea to create these delicious Twisted Tea Candied Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs.
The combination of sweet and salty is enhanced by the added flavor of hard iced tea for a fun dish that twists up any occasion. For your next outdoor celebration follow along with this easy recipe:

Twisted Tea Candied Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs:

  • 1 16-oz. package regular sliced smoked bacon
  • 15 hot dogs
  • 15 bamboo skewers

Twisted Tea Candied Sauce:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Twisted Tea
  • Crunchy Topping:
  • 8 oz. bag potato chips
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1-gallon sealable bag

Skewer hot dogs. Wrap bacon in a spiral around hot dogs from one end to the other. Place on a sheet pan and refrigerate. In a sealable bag, combine potato chips and brown sugar. Use hands and smash mixture until pieces are small like confetti. Place in a small cake pan and set aside. Prepare candied sauce by combining brown sugar and Twisted Tea in a small saucepan on the side burner of the grill (or use a tabletop propane burner). On high heat, keep stirring sauce until bubbly. Turn down heat to low and simmer until it has a consistency of thick syrup. Keep warm. Grill hot dogs at the front edge of grill so skewers are not on direct heat. Quarter turn hot dogs every 3 minutes until bacon browns. Baste hot dogs with the Twisted Tea candied sauce and immediately roll in crunchy potato chip topping.

Go a step beyond this tailgate treat and surprise your guests with a refreshing beverage with a kick. Twisted Tea has 5 percent ABV, making it an excellent alternative to light beer, especially during casual daytime get-togethers. Brewed with real tea leaves, this hard iced tea comes in a variety of flavors, Twisted Tea Original and Twisted Tea Half & Half being the most popular. Twisted Tea Half & Half combines classic flavors of iced tea and lemonade for a refreshing balance of flavor. Additional fruit flavors are also available.

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This Twisted Tea Candied Bacon-
Wrapped Hot Dog combined with Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea lets you unwind with a twist wherever you are!