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Happy Hour: Negroni Sbagliato

Photograph by Daniel Montoya

A Negroni is a classic aperitif made from sweet vermouth, gin and bitters typically taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite.

This word sbagliato, appended here to the name of a classic cocktail, translates to "incorrect" or "mistaken." But don't let that deter you from trying this beauty. With prosecco in lieu of the Negroni's traditional gin, this spritzy beverage makes for a buoyant alternative to the typical Italian aperitivo.

RECIPE: Negroni Sbagliato

Yields 1 cocktail


1 ounce Campari

1 ounce sweet vermouth

Prosecco (or any dry sparkling wine)

Garnish: orange peel

Glassware: rocks or lowball


  1. In a rocks or lowball glass, add Campari, sweet vermouth and ice.
  2. Top with prosecco or sparkling wine and stir gently to combine.
  3. Garnish with an orange peel.
Photograph by Daniel Montoya

This recipe hails from one of our favorite, handy cocktail recipe books, The Essential Bar Book.

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