Have you ever tried a Negroni Sbagliato? We had the opportunity to sample this refreshing cocktail in Lake Como this summer. The word “sbagliato” translates to “mistake” in the Italian language.
Legend has it the “mistake” happened when Bar Basso bar owner Mirko Stocchetto was asked to make a Negroni for a customer back in the 1970s. Mirko accidentally added Prosecco instead of gin, resulting in a somewhat lighter version of the famous Italian drink.
If you like an Aperol or Campari Spritz, you’re sure to enjoy a Negroni Sbagliato at your next summer gathering! It’s the perfect middle ground between a spritz and Negroni.
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- 4 ounces Cinzano Prosecco D.O.C. or other sparkling white wine
- 1 ounce 1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso sweet vermouth
- ½ ounce Campari
- Seltzer or Club Soda
- Lime wheel for serving
- Add Prosecco to a large glass filled with ice.
- Add vermouth and Campari.
- Top off with the seltzer.
- Stir gently and garnish with a lime wheel.