These days, the phrase “wine cocktail” doesn’t just refer to sangria: Mixologists are more frequently adding wine (and beer) into their creative concoctions. Think Mimosa Gone Wild. Sounds trendy and fun, doesn’t it?Unless, perhaps, you’re a purist who finds yourself holding a bottle of your favorite vintage in one hand and a shaker of ice in the other, thinking, Why the heck would I adulterate a perfect glass of wine?The Sage Riesling Cocktail is one reason to take the plunge. Imagine you’re sipping a Finger Lakes Riesling while dining on a roasted sage-rubbed chicken with slices of lemon stuffed under its skin. Now remove the chicken from the picture: You’re left with the perfect ingredients for a cocktail. The acidity of the lemon and the wine combine seamlessly to highlight the minerality of this region’s grapes, while the almost-bitter sage adds a fresh, savory note. A touch of simple syrup provides just enough sweetness to balance the acidity.The resulting cocktail is a refreshing summer drink that will claim its place on your patio table next to the lemonade, iced tea, and yes, sangria.