With just a bit of booze, a kick of spice, and a hint of sweetness, everyday cocktail nuts are easily transformed into this delicious (and addictive!) snack that doesn’t only have to be served during cocktail hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the maple syrup and stir in the bourbon. Add the brown sugar and the rosemary. Stir and let simmer for 1 minute.
Place the nuts in a mixing bowl. Coat with the warm maple syrup mixture. Sprinkle in the cayenne and toss. Spread the nut mixture into a thin layer on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. If desired, add another sprinkle of brown sugar, and roast for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.