Negroni Sbagliato: A Sparkling Twist on the Classic Cocktail

Easy Steps to Make Authentic Italian Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail at Home

Discover the delightful world of the Negroni Sbagliato, a refreshing and effervescent variation of the beloved Negroni. This ‘mistaken’ version swaps gin for sparkling wine, creating a lighter, bubbly cocktail that’s perfect for any occasion.

The term ‘sbagliato’ means ‘mistaken’ or ‘bungled’ in Italian, but there’s nothing wrong about this delicious drink! Legend has it that a busy bartender accidentally grabbed sparkling wine instead of gin, resulting in this happy accident that’s now a cocktail sensation.

While a traditional Negroni combines Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin, our Sbagliato version keeps the bitter Campari and sweet vermouth but adds a festive touch with Prosecco or your favorite sparkling wine. Don’t worry about splurging on Champagne – a good Prosecco works beautifully in this recipe.

Like its classic counterpart, the Negroni Sbagliato is versatile in presentation. Enjoy it built over ice in an old-fashioned glass for a relaxed vibe, or serve it up in a elegant Champagne flute for a more sophisticated touch. Either way, you’re in for a treat!

Recipe Details

Negroni Sbagliato Recipe


  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 1 1/2 ounces Campari
  • 1 1/2 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine


  1. For a sophisticated serve: In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine vermouth and Campari. Stir until well-chilled. Strain the mixture into a Champagne flute. Top with Prosecco and give it a gentle stir to blend the flavors.
  2. For a casual rocks version: Take an old-fashioned glass and fill it with ice. Pour in the vermouth and Campari, giving it a good stir. Top off with Prosecco and stir once more to combine. Garnish with a fresh orange slice for a pop of color and citrusy aroma.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
227 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 227
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 73mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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