Negroni Sbagliato – The Negroni Mistake
Cocktail folklore has it that this drink, the Negroni Sbagliato, is a mistake or messed up (aka sbagliato) take on the classic Negroni. The original Negroni is equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari – a bitter drink that is consumed very slowly. It is said that the bartender created the Negroni Sbagliato by accidentally using sparkling wine instead of gin. He then realized that this variation made sense and this mistake led to the creation of a new classic cocktail. We will add a few more extra ounces of Prosecco to make an light cocktail to enjoy for a crowd.
Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Recipe
1 part sweet vermouth
1 part Campari
3 parts sparkling wine (Prosecco – Italian Champagne)
Garnish: Orange wheel or wedge
Combine vermouth and Campari in an ice-filled glass, stir to combine. Top with sparkling wine, lightly stir to combine and garnish.