Make this negroni sbagliato, then check out our classic negroni, singapore sling, vesper martini and more gin cocktail recipes.

Our drinks expert, Hannah Guinness, shares her at-home bar tips to help you take your negroni sbagliato to the next level.

Negroni sbagliato ingredients

The negroni sbagliato is a happy accident, originating in Milan's Bar Basso when a bartender mistakenly reached for sparkling wine rather than gin when making a negroni. It's a good option for those who crave the assertive bitterness of a negroni but want something a little lighter and less alcoholic. It's also a great cocktail to make in big batches for parties, simply scale up the quantities like we did here in our negroni sbagliato jug cocktail.

Prosecco is the best wine to use, its sweetness rounding out the punchiness of the other ingredients. We've tried and tested the best proseccos here – if you want to shake things, up, trying using a rosé variety. The other essentials are Campari – its bold bitterness gives the drink a grown-up edge – and a good-quality sweet vermouth. Check out our favourite vermouths here. Something with spicy notes would work especially well.

Bar hacks and garnishes for a negroni sbagliato

We find a negroni sbagliato is best served in an old fashioned glass with ice, but it can also be served in a flute. If you prefer to do the latter, ensure your glass is well-chilled before serving. This is delicious garnished with a wedge or twist of orange. If serving with ice, use large, chunky cubes as these will melt more slowly. We like these easy-to-use silicone moulds for large ice cubes. To make it vegan, ensure you use a vegan prosecco for this recipe.

Negroni sbagliato recipe


  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • 25ml prosecco
  • 1 slice orange, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Put the Campari and vermouth into a glass and fill with ice. Top with prosecco, gently stir to mix and serve with an orange slice.


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