Negroni Sbagliato
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Negroni Sbagliato
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4.5 / 5
The Negroni Sbagliato, an intriguing variant of the classic Negroni, swaps out gin for a bubbly twist of Champagne or prosecco, offering a lighter, effervescent experience. Originating in Italy, this ... more The Negroni Sbagliato, an intriguing variant of the classic Negroni, swaps out gin for a bubbly twist of Champagne or prosecco, offering a lighter, effervescent experience. Originating in Italy, this delightful concoction is a blend of red vermouth and Aperol, topped with sparkling wine, creating a harmonious balance of bitter-sweet flavours with a refreshing fizz. Served in a cocktail glass, the Negroni Sbagliato has gained popularity for its sophisticated palate and visually appealing presentation, making it a celebrated choice for those who enjoy an elegant and festive cocktail. Its unique composition secures its place as a must-try for enthusiasts exploring Italian cocktail traditions or searching for the perfect aperitivo beverage.
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Champagne / prosecco
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12.75% | 1.53 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Negroni Sbagliato offers a playful twist on the classic Negroni by substituting gin with either Champagne or prosecco, which injects an effervescent flair into the drink. This substitution not only brings a refreshing lightness but also complements the bitter-sweet interplay of Aperol and red vermouth, leading to a refined yet spirited concoction that dances delightfully on the palate.

Method
How to make a Negroni Sbagliato

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by adding ice to your glass to chill it
Then, carefully pour all of the ingredients directly over the ice
Give the mixture a gentle stir for about 10-15 seconds, just enough to combine everything well
Aim for a well-integrated blend without overly diluting the drink
Finally, taste and adjust if necessary, ensuring the flavors are perfectly balanced to your liking

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Negroni Sbagliato?

The Negroni Sbagliato, meaning 'mistaken' or 'bungled' Negroni in Italian, is believed to have been created in Milan at Bar Basso in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The story goes that a bartender accidentally used sparkling wine instead of gin while making a classic Negroni, hence the name.

FAQ

How does a Negroni Sbagliato differ from a classic Negroni?

A classic Negroni is made with equal parts of gin, vermouth rosso (red, sweet), and Campari, while the Negroni Sbagliato replaces the gin with sparkling wine (usually Prosecco), giving it a lighter, bubblier texture and slightly reducing its alcohol content.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Prosecco with another sparkling wine in a Negroni Sbagliato?

Yes, you can substitute Prosecco with another sparkling wine in a Negroni Sbagliato. While Prosecco is the traditional choice, any good quality dry sparkling wine, such as Champagne or Cava, can be used as a replacement. The key is to preserve the balance between sweetness and bitterness.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of ice should I use for a Negroni Sbagliato?

For a Negroni Sbagliato, it's best to use large ice cubes or an ice sphere. Large ice melts slower than smaller cubes, ensuring that your drink stays cold longer without becoming overly diluted quickly. This is especially important to maintain the integrity of the sparkling wine's bubbles.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is the Negroni Sbagliato suitable for all occasions?

The Negroni Sbagliato, with its sophisticated balance of bitter and sweet, complemented by the effervescence of sparkling wine, is versatile and suitable for a wide range of occasions—from a casual gathering to a more formal event. Its elegant appearance and refreshing taste make it a popular choice for aperitifs and celebratory toasts.

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