The Story Behind The Negroni Sbagliato

Even though sbagliato means “wrong” or “mistaken” in Italian, this cocktail tastes oh-so right. In this case, “wrong” refers to this Negroni riff’s unconventional recipe, which replaces standard gin with Prosecco (or if you’re feeling fancy, Champagne).

This bubbly rendition gives a bitter, herbal classic a sweet and fizzy twist that will make you want to be mistaken more often. Just stir together Campari, sweet vermouth, and your sparkling wine of choice, and toast to happy accidents.


  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Sparkling wine
  • Garnish: orange zest


  1. Combine Campari and sweet vermouth in a Collins glass with ice.
  2. Top with sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish with orange zest.

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Updated: 2021-06-04

The Negroni Sbagliato Recipe