What is a Negroni sbagliato?
Sbagliato (pronounced sba-glia-to) literally translates to ‘mistaken’ and this aptly describes how this cocktail was developed. In Milan’s famous Bar Basso in the early 1970s, a bartender accidentally substituted the gin that is associated with a classic Negroni for some sparkling white wine. This unintended experiment yielded surprisingly positive results. As a spritzy twist on Italy’s most iconic cocktail, the Negroni sbagliato makes the perfect aperitivo cocktail. The sharp bite of the bittersweet Campari and vermouth is perfectly counterbalanced by the crisp, effervescent prosecco.
Negroni sbagliato recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calories per serving: 187 kcal
- 25ml Campari
- 25ml sweet vermouth
- Prosecco (or your preferred sparkling white wine)
- 1 orange slice, to garnish
- Pour the Campari and sweet vermouth into a lowball glass
- Add the ice cubes (if you want to emulate Bar Basso serve with a single, giant, rectangular ice cube)
- Top with prosecco, pouring gently to avoid excessive fizzing
- Stir contents together and garnish with the slice of orange, then enjoy – cin cin!