Negroni Sbagliato Recipe

A "mistaken" Negroni, with sparkling wine instead of gin.

A Negroni Sbagliato cocktail in a fluted glass with a twist of orange peel

Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

Why This Recipe Works

  • Because it uses sparkling wine instead of gin this simple cocktail has a beautiful effervescence.

Have you ever really bungled a cocktail? I mean, really screwed it up to the point where you had to toss it in the sink? With the Negroni Sbagliato, you can screw up a drink and yet still make something delicious. You see, sbagliato, in Italian, means "bungled" or "mistaken."

Remember, a traditional Negroni is made from Campari, the bitter liqueur; sweet vermouth; and gin. The "broken" Negroni, or Negroni Sbagliato, starts with Campari and sweet vermouth. In place of gin, though, the Sbagliato version uses sparkling wine. Prosecco should be just fine here, so don't feel the need to spend extra for Champagne.

In the same way a traditional Negroni can be either built over ice or served up in a stem glass, the Sbagliato can also be served on the rocks or up, in a Champagne flute.


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December 2011

Recipe Details

Negroni Sbagliato Recipe

Prep 5 mins
Active 3 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 1 serving

A "mistaken" Negroni, with sparkling wine instead of gin.


  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth

  • 1 1/2 ounces Campari

  • 1 1/2 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine


  1. Served up: Add vermouth and Campari to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir to combine and chill. Strain into Champagne flute. Top with prosecco and stir again.

  2. Served on the rocks: Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. Add vermouth and Campari and stir. Top with Prosecco and stir again. Garnish with an orange slice.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
227 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
0g Protein
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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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)