Negroni Sbagliato

The Negroni's spritzy aperitivo cousin.

Negroni-Sbagliato

Like all good stories should, the one about the Negroni’s origin involves rakish Italian nobility. Most accounts credit the recipe to one Count Negroni, a swashbuckling proto-boho who reportedly spent time as a rodeo cowboy in the United States. Compounding his wild ways, legend has it that back at a bar in Italy in 1919, he asked for a something like an Americano, but boozier. Swap gin for soda water, and presto, the Negroni. The sbagliato addendum translates to “incorrect” or “mistaken.” The Negroni’s spritzy cousin, the Sbagliato subs prosecco in for gin, creating a buoyantly bitter Italian aperitivo drink.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • prosecco (or any dry sparkling wine)

Garnish: orange peel
Glassware: rocks

Directions
  1. In a rocks or lowball glass, add Campari, sweet vermouth and ice.
  2. Top with prosecco or sparkling wine and stir gently to combine.
  3. Garnish with an orange peel.
FROM AROUND THE WEB
  • maasjam

    A good friend of mine introduced me to this drink this year. It was one of those uncomfortably humid summer evenings. We were at Little Branch in the West Village. One sip and I was on the Mediterranean. Aaah…

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