What is a Negroni?
A Negroni cocktail is traditionally made with 1 part gin, 1 part Campari, & 1 part sweet red vermouth, and it's stirred, not shaken. This usually translates to 1 oz of each ingredient. The Negroni is one of the most popular cocktails to come from Italy; the Aperol Spritz and Negroni Sbagliato being other popular Italian cocktails. All three fall into the "aperitif" category. Aperitifs are drinks either served before or after a meal, very popular in Italy.
What is a Negroni Sbagliato?
A Negroni Sbagliato is a Negroni with a twist. "Sbagliato" translates to 'mistaken', so it's literally a "wrong Negroni." A Negroni Sbagliato substitutes the gin for sparkling white wine making the recipe 1 part sparkling wine, 1 part Campari, and 1 part vermouth. We're using non alcoholic aperol as a substitute for Campari, as Campari and aperol are pretty interchangeable.
Negroni Sbagliato Ingredients
- 1 oz Wilfred's Bittersweet Aperitif (non alcoholic aperol, a non alc substitute for Campari)
- 1 oz Gnista Floral Wormwood (non alcoholic vermouth substitute)
- 1 oz sparkling wine like Grüvi's Dry Secco
How to Make a Negroni Sbagliato
Fill a glass with ice (we used a champagne flute). Add Wilfred's and Gnista. Top with sparkling white wine. Stir and garnish with an orange peel, rosemary sprig, or grapefruit.