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What is a Negroni Sbagliato (with Prosecco in it)?

Posted by Erin McCall on 19th Oct 2022

Negroni. Sbagliato. With prosecco in it.

If you’re an avid user of TikTok, you’ll have no doubt heard this trending sound, which has gone viral thanks to Emma D’Arcy from House of the Dragon.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, where have you been?!

The original clip now has over 30m views and searches for this now-infamous drink have shot up by 500%.

So, what is a Negroni Sbagliato? And how do you make it?

Well, the drink itself was actually a complete mistake.

Originating in a bar in Milan in the late 80’s, a bartender mistakenly reached for a sparkling wine instead of gin when making a negroni. The result was a delight and it’s been a firm favourite in cocktail bars ever since.

In fact, the word ‘sbagliato’ means muddled or ‘wrong’ in Italian.

Since then, the drink has been a huge hit; not least because of its lower alcohol content meaning it’s drinkable and easy to sip on. A typical negroni is around 30% ABV where a sbagliato comes in at around 15% so it’s perfect to reorder in a bar or make a second round when hosting friends at home.

The recipe is super simple and can be easily recreated at home in little to no time at all.

Plus, with prosecco being significantly cheaper than gin, it’s a perfect cocktail to enjoy during the cost-of-living crisis, without sacrificing life’s little luxuries altogether.

Negroni Sbagliato with Prosecco in it


  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 25ml Prosecco
  • 1 Orange Slice


Fill a highball glass with ice.

Pour in both the Campari and sweet vermouth.

Gently add prosecco, gently stirring the contents together.

Top up further, ensuring no bubbles roam over the glass.

Garnish with an orange slice.

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