The Hops/Scotch

With Oktoberfest in full swing, all eyes are on beer this fall—including those of some top mixologists.  Beer might not be the first ingredient you think to mix with finely-crafted spirits, but it offers a stunning diversity of flavors as a mixer, as this unique cocktail highlights. Start with 1.5 ounces of Highland Harvest Scotch. Add 4 ounces of a Belgian-style white ale of your choosing—we suggest Crazy Mountain Lava Lake Wit.  Squeeze in the juice of a fresh organic lemon wedge. Stir gently and serve in a lowball glass with a sprig of fresh basil.