This article originally appeared in the October/November 2022 issue of Dream of Italy
The classic Negroni was invented in 1919 by Count Camillo Negroni in Florence with gin as its main ingredient. The Negroni Sbagliato or “wrong” Negroni was invented at Milan’s Bar Basso in Milan in the late 1960s or early 1970s when barman Mirko Stocchetto accidently put Prosecco instead of gin into his Negroni mix.
Recently, after actress Emma D’Arcy who stars on the series House of Dragon shared the Sbagliato her go-to drink, its popularity has skyrocketed in the U.S. and beyond. One Italian blog, Scatti di Gusto, calls this the Sbagliato’s “15 minutes of fame.” This fun, easy twist on a classic favorite is just right for the holidays and easy to make for a crowd!
1 part Campari Amaro
1 part Vermouth
1 part Prosecco
Orange twist for garnish
- Fill a glass with ice
- Add the ingredients to an old-fashioned glass (or a champagne flute for extra flair!)
- Stir and garnish with an orange twist