ingredients
  • dry sparkling wine 3 cl
  • bitter campari 3 cl
  • red vermouth 3 cl

The Negroni Sbagliato, also known as Sbagliato or Americano Sbagliato, is the light and bitter version of the Italian Negroni. This cocktail name means "Mistaken Negroni" because it was born from a mistake made by Mirko Stocchetto in the Bar Basso in Milan in the '60s. In fact, it differs from the traditional recipe because of dry sparkling wine used instead of gin, recalling an even bitter Spritz.

How to make Negroni Sbagliato

Place 4 ice cubes in a medium tumbler.

Add the Campari bitter and red vermouth and gently stir for a few seconds with a bar spoon.

Garnish with an orange slice.

Negroni Sbagliato Variations

You can use for Negroni Sbagliato any red vermouth or Carpano, even if the original recipe calls for Red Martini. If you replace gin with vodka, your Sbagliato will be called Negrosky. Moreover, some people add a few drops of angostura to give the cocktail a stronger touch.

Negroni Sbagliato History

Negroni Sbagliato was born in Milan, in the Basso bar, thanks to a mistake made by bartender Mirko Stocchetto who confused the bottle of Prosecco with gin while preparing a classic Negroni cocktail. However, this mistake became a variant requested all over the world. Its huge success is due to the presence of dry sparkling wine which enhances the taste of red vermouth making it much more enjoyable and light.

What to serve with Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail

Negroni Sbagliato is served with salty dried fruit, canapés, croutons or main dishes such as chicken and curry.