What is a Negroni Sbagliato and how to give the popular cocktail a flavorful twist

Negroni Sbagliato, photo provided by Campari
Negroni Sbagliato, photo provided by Campari /

From the Uber Eats Cravings Report to celebrities spotted enjoying this sipper, the Negroni Sbagliato has become a favorite toast. While the cocktail is vibrant in color and flavor, the “new classic” is appealing because of its simplicity. While the name might reference “mistaken,” there is no mistake in enjoying this spirited sipper.

According to sources, the Negroni Sbagliato was invented by Mirko Stochetto in 1972. At Bar Basso in Milano, the classic Negroni has a sparkling substitute. Instead of gin in that classic cocktail, Stochetto substituted prosecco.

While this cocktail has been around for decades, TikTok created a resurgence in popularity. As told in the Uber Eats Cravings Report, Drizly reported a surge in Campari searches and everyone seemingly was sipping this drink.

Although many people in the hospitality industry have loved the Negroni and its various riffs, the social media influence proved that a cocktail can have a spirited rebirth.

Negroni Sbagliato
Negroni Sbagliato, photo provided by Campari /

Here’s how to make the classic Negroni Sbagliato.

Negroni Sbagliato


  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part 1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso
  • 1 part Cinzano Prosecco


  • Build ingredients over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

Simple twists to shake up the Negroni Sbagliato

While the Negroni Sbagliato might have been the “it” cocktail at the end of 2022, there are a few twists on this modern classic. Although the Campari is essential, a swap to the “bubbles” can change the flavor in an ever so slight way.

For example, while keeping with the Italian motif, swapping prosecco for a Peroni, the Italian beer, can be a lovely idea. Slightly less sweet, the Peroni adds a slightly robust note to the enjoyment.

Here’s how to make a Peroni Negroni


  • 0.5 Ounces Bitter Italian Aperitif
  • 0.5 Ounces of Gin
  • 0.5 Ounces of Sweet Vermouth
  • 6 Ounces of Peroni


  • Pour all ingredients in a 0.4L glass. Fill with ice. Garnish with orange twist

For people who prefer a more robust flavored cocktail, the Sbagliato Corretto brings together the true essence of a negroni with a zesty note. From the floral gin to the pink grapefruit twist, this cocktail brings a little brightness to any day.

Sbagliato Corretto


  • 50 mL Malfy Gin Rosa
  • 25 mL Lillet Rose
  • 10 mL Italian Bitter Aperitif
  • 75 mL Prosecco
  • Pink Grapefruit Twist


  • In a glass, build up the first 3 ingredients with cubed ice and stir gently. Top up with prosecco and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

For anyone looking to toast to the good life, the Negroni Sbagliato captures that sentiment. It might not be the Amalfi Coast, but it is a stunning sipper to enjoy.