Joe Campanale’s Negroni Sbagliato

Joe Campanale, Fausto | Brooklyn, NY

Joe Campanale goes for a double dose of bitters, using one ounce each of the Brooklyn-made Forthave Red and Cappelletti from Italy. To that base he added a mere half-ounce of Dolin red vermouth, one ounce of sparkling water for added fizz and a topper of prosecco, all served over ice, stirred gently, and garnished with an orange slice. The judges in a recent blind Negroni Sbagliato tasting found the drink the most beguiling of the 10, with endless layers of piquant, spicy, herbal and savory flavors.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Forthave Spirits Red Aperitivo
  • 1 ounce Aperitivo Cappelletti
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Dolin Red
  • 1 ounce sparkling water
  • Prosecco, to top

Garnish: orange peel

  1. Combine first three ingredients in a wine glass.
  2. Fill glass with ice.
  3. Add sparkling water and prosecco.
  4. Stir once or twice very gently to integrate, so as not to dissipate the bubbles.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.