Negroni sbagliato: the cocktail recipe ‘mistake’ 5 decades old

Add a touch of flair to summer entertaining with the lightly effervescent negroni sbagliato.
Hugo spritz and negroni sbagliato cocktails.Photography: Con Poulos / Styling: Kerrie-Ann Jones

The negroni sbagliato may have been social media’s cocktail of choice a few years ago, but the Prosecco-based drink is an Italian classic, swapping gin for sparkling wine, as with a negroni. Bitter but sweet, this cocktail is perfect before canapes, and luckily, hostess Stephanie Conley Buhre has a few recipes to share. Just see below for her must-have cocktails and canapes.




Fill a wine glass or tumbler with ice. Add half the Campari, vermouth and Prosecco to each glass, stir and serve garnished with orange slice or peel.

Hugo spritz and negroni sbagliato cocktails.
Negroni sbagliato (bottom) served with fresh orange rind. (Photography: Con Poulos / Styling: Kerrie-Ann Jones)
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