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MATTHEW KELLY / SUPERCALL

Liqueur • Bitter
Negroni Sbagliato

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Somehow, somewhere (most likely in Italy at the famed bar Basso), a bartender in the process of making a Negroni mistook a bottle of Prosecco for his gin, and the Negroni Sbagliato was born. (“Sbagliato” means “messed up.”) The ultimate brunch cocktail, this spritzy variation on a Negroni, is light, subtly bitter and refreshingly effervescent.

The Essentials

Campari
sweet vermouth
sparkling wine
Bar Spoon
The Details

Ingredients

1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz sparkling wine
orange twist

Method

  • In a mixing glass, add the sweet vermouth, Campari and ice.
  • Stir and strain into a rocks glass.
  • Add ice and top with sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with a swath of orange zest.
easy
Strength:
Vermouth Bitter Easy
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