The very local ingredient in this cocktail is the sage growing in our herb garden. Our sage typically makes it through most of the winter here in our mid-Atlantic climate. This bit of hearty herb got us thinking about the word "sage" - which derives from the Latin salvia, meaning "healing plant". The other meaning of sage is "profoundly wise" - as derived from the Latin sapere. Given everything going on in the world these days, we could all use a bit of healing, some wisdom - and (of course) a drink!