A favorite drink of mine is an Italian white wine called Prosecco. It's light and sparkling and perfect for any occasion. At Christmastime, I love a touch of gingerbread syrup added to a glass of Prosecco - a drink named by cookbook author Nigella Lawson as "Christmas in a Glass." I love that.
This drink takes Prosecco a different direction but still remains a great refreshment at a holiday gathering. With a pile of fresh mint to use up, I envisioned a Mojito-type drink. The use of agave instead of the usual white sugar in a Mojito alleviated dissolving the sugar.
If you prefer not to drink alcohol, substitute a diet or regular lemon-lime soda for the Prosecco.
12 fresh mint leaves, torn if large
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
4 ounces Prosecco
Place mint leaves in bottom of tall glass. Add agave and lime juice and muddle. (Muddling is combining ingredients by pressing them with a tool that is flat on the bottom called a muddler. The back side of a spoon will work in a pinch.) Pour in Prosecco and fill glass with crushed ice. Makes one serving, 5 points plus for Weight Watcher or 130 calories each.