Light yet complex, the Negroni Sbagliato is made by swapping prosecco for gin in the classic Negroni recipe.
With vermouth month here, I couldn’t not make a classic cocktail. Vermouth has been around for centuries, so there are tons of things you can make with it.
The Negroni is one such drink. Equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, this cocktail has a robust flavor for the strong of heart.
Campari is an Italian apéritif with a dark red color. It is made with an infusion of herbs and fruit in alcohol and water.
Paired with fragrant gin and sweet vermouth, the resulting Negroni cocktail is packed with deep, bittersweet flavor.
(Seriously, it’s pretty bitter. If you like sweeter drinks, the Negroni is not for you! Try an Aperol Spritz if you’d like something similar but not as bitter.)
I’m sensitive to bitterness, so I prefer a lighter cocktail than a Negroni. There’s a variation called the Negroni Sbagliato, featuring prosecco instead of gin.
Sbagliato means “mistaken” or “broken” in Italian, referring to swapping the prosecco for gin in the traditional Negroni recipe for sparkling wine.
This Prosecco Negroni has the sweetness of sparkling wine and tangy bubbles to combat the stark flavors of the other liquors.
Diehard negroni fans will prefer their negronis bubble-less, but if the bitterness is too much for you (like it is for me) you might try adding sparkling wine.
Or, if you prefer bourbon, cut out the gin and make a Boulevardier! All acceptable ways to drink a negroni. Cheers!
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce prosecco
- orange slice or twist, for garnishing
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, sweet vermouth and Campari. Strain into a champagne glass. Top with prosecco. Garnish with an orange slice or twist.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g