If you're looking for a unique twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, try the Negroni Sbagliato. This Italian drink is made with sweet red vermouth, Campari, and sparkling red wine instead of gin to create a light and refreshing after-dinner drink that's sure to please. Garnished with an orange slice, this delicious cocktail is perfect for any occasion!
What is a negroni sabgliato?
A negroni sbagliato is an Italian cocktail made with sweet red vermouth, Campari, and gin. The term “sbagliato” actually means “wrong” in Italian!
It was invented in Italy when a bartender added sparkling wine instead of gin while making a negroni cocktail. He realized he made a mistake, but the new creation was actually delicious.
So many have tried it and prefer his version that now it's made on purpose for people who love the sharp taste of the original Negroni with a bit of a bubbly twist.
There are lots of different ways to make a negroni!
One of the most popular versions right now is a negroni sbagliato with prosecco in it. So in place of the gin, you would simply add your favorite bubbly prosecco in it.
Another variation of the sbagliato is the Americano which replaces gin with club soda and adds a splash of bitters.
And you can always go with the traditional negroni, which is made with gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
Tip: All out of oranges? Feel free to play around with different types of citrus for the peel!
Here are some questions people often ask about how to make this negroni cocktail!
What is Campari?
Campari is a type of Italian bitter liqueur made from a blend of herbs and spices, including the orange peel. It adds a unique flavor to the cocktail and helps to balance out the sweetness of the vermouth.
What kind of vermouth should I use for this negroni sbagliato?
For my version of the negroni, I prefer to use a sweeter style of vermouth, like a Rosso or sweet red.
Can I make this cocktail without the sparkling wine?
Yes, but I do recommend adding the bubbly because it adds a nice texture to the drink and helps to balance out the sweetness of the other ingredients.
What can I serve for food with the negroni?
The negroni sbagliato tastes great with simple appetizers or snacks like olives, nuts, or crunchy breadsticks. You can make your favorite go-to charcuterie board!
For dinner, I like to make some of these spinach-stuffed pasta shells with some tomato bread. You can also serve it as an after-dinner cocktail with dessert, like a slice of parve chocolate cake or orange cookies.
What's the best way to serve a sbagliato?
It is a classic cocktail that is usually served with ice in a low-ball glass (small glass) or without ice in a champagne glass flute.
Make this Italian negroni sbagliato today!
Now that you know the perfect recipe for a negroni, it's time to make one yourself. With 4 simple ingredients (and your favorite citrus garnish), you'll be able to whip up this classic Italian cocktail in no time.
Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail
- 30 ml sweet red vermouth
- 30 ml Campari
- 30 ml sparkling red wine
- 10 ice cubes
- Sliced orange
- To prepare your drink, start by adding ice, vermouth, and Campari into a mixing glass.
- Shake the mixture well to combine.
- Then, strain the mixture into a serving glass.
- Lastly, pour sparkling wine on top of the mixed drink and garnish it with sliced orange.
- Serve and enjoy!