Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, the Negroni Sbagliato walked into mine. That’s pretty much how I felt when I learned about the classic Negroni Sbagliato. Never heard of it? Well I’m here to tell you what’s up.
All these years I’ve loved a Negroni, and I have to admit that I’ve never even HEARD about the Sbagliato until recently! What is it? Well it’s a Negroni, minus the gin and you have some bubbly instead.
Sbagliato means “messed up” or “mistake” in Italian. This probably explains the title, since legends have it that this Negroni was made by mistake, because the bartender grabbed a bottle of bubbly instead of gin. Do you see why mistakes SHOULD be encouraged? Because you could be left with wonderful screw ups like this!
Now we are simply left with a much more refreshing and lighter style Negroni to enjoy. Great way to start off Negroni Week right?
I’m leaving you with the classic recipe you see here, but stay tuned for some exciting variations all week long!
Classic Negroni Sbagliato
A classic cocktail recipe honouring 100 years of Negroni, with this bubbly refreshing imbibe.
– Difficulty: Easy
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1.5 oz Sparkling Wine Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut Used Here
Fill a Double Rocks glass with ice. Pour in the Campari and Sweet Vermouth, followed by sparkling wine.
Garnish with Orange Slice and give this a stir before imbibing.
Some of my favourite Canadian bubbly wines come from Okanagan, British Columbia. Whenever you get a chance, you have to pick up their products!