Negroni Sbagliato

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Enjoy the classic Negroni cocktail with a twist! The Negroni Sbagliato is an Italian Campari cocktail made with equal parts Campari, Vermouth, and Prosecco. Its unique flavor combines sweet and bitter notes for a delicious beverage that can be served either with or without ice. Perfect for those times when you don’t have a mixing glass handy.

Don’t forget to try some of our other easy drink recipes. An Easy Paloma, a Cucumber Margarita, or an Espresso Martini.

Chunks of ice in front of a cocktail.

What is a Negroni Sbagliato?

Negroni Sbagliato is a Campari cocktail made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and Prosecco instead of gin. It’s a bubbly version of the classic Negroni cocktail, and it’s perfect for those who don’t love the taste of gin but still want to enjoy a refreshing Negroni-style drink.

This light and fizzy variation is an excellent way to enjoy this timeless Italian classic!

This Negroni cocktail variation has a legendary origin story. It is said that in the early 1970s, an Italian bartender at the Bar Bellavia in Milan made a mistake and used Prosecco instead of gin when making a classic Negroni cocktail.

The result was so delicious that it became an instant classic and soon spread to cocktail bars around the world. Today, the Negroni Sbagliato is one of Italy’s most beloved drinks and is enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts all over the globe!

Ingredients for a Negroni with Prosecco

Campari: Campari is a bitter liqueur drink that was first made in Italy in the 1800s. It’s made from water, fruit, herbs, and alcohol. If you prefer sweet drinks, I recommend using Aperol instead.

Vermouth: You will need either sweet or semi-sweet red Vermouth for this recipe. 

Prosecco: If you can’t find Prosecco, then use a sparkling wine like Cava or Champagne.

How to Make a Negroni Sbagliato:

This recipe couldn’t be easier. All you need are 3 ingredients, a glass, and a spoon. Toss in some ice if you like this cocktail chilled.

Scroll further down the page for the full recipe with ingredient amounts!

  1. Put ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. A tall glass, champagne flute, or rocks glass will also work for this cocktail.
  2. Pour in Campari and Vermouth, and stir with a cocktail spoon. 
Vermouth being poured into a glass.
Campari being poured into a glass.
  1. Slowly pour the Prosecco into the glass.
  2. Garnish your drink with an orange slice, orange twist, or orange peel.
  3. Enjoy!
Prosecco being poured into a cocktail glass.
Spoon stirring a cocktail.

Tips for Success:

  • Remember to store your Vermouth in the fridge after opening it. If you don’t refrigerate vermouth, it will go bad.
  • If you don’t like bitter drinks, use Aperol instead of Campari in your Negroni Sbagliato. Campari is what gives this drink its signature bitter taste.
  • Start with a dry Prosecco for the best results.
  • Consider adding a touch of fresh orange juice to add some citrus flavor.
  • If desired, experiment by substituting other types of sparkling wines such as Lambrusco in place of Prosecco.
  • For a more authentic Italian experience, use Galliano liqueur instead of sweet vermouth.

Storage:

Storage isn’t recommended. This drink should be enjoyed immediately.

Negroni sbagliato in an old fashioned glass.

How do you pronounce Sbagliato? 

Sbagliato is pronounced sba‧glià‧to. Sbagliato means broken, bungled, or mistaken. 

What is Vermouth? 

Vermouth is a type of wine that contains spices, herbs, and brandy.

What type of Vermouth do you use in a Negroni Sbagliato cocktail?

For this recipe, you’ll need sweet or semi-sweet vermouth.

What’s the difference between a Negroni and a Negroni Sbagliato?

A Negroni is made with gin, Campari, and Vermouth. A Negroni Sbagliato consists of Prosecco instead of gin, Campari, and Vermouth.

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Negroni Sbagliato

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • Handful ice
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet Vermouth
  • 1 ounce Prosecco

Instructions
 

  • Add ice to an old-fashioned glass.
    Handful ice
  • Pour in Campari and Vermouth and stir with a spoon.
    1 ounce Campari
    1 ounce sweet Vermouth
  • Slowly pour in the Prosecco then garnish with an orange slice, orange twist or orange peel.
    1 ounce Prosecco
  • Enjoy immediately.
  • See post for tips and FAQs.

Suggested Equipment

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 drink. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0.04g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 0.3g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of Berly’s Kitchen and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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