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The "Sbagliato,"  Italian for "mistaken", was born out of a bartender accidentally grabbing a bottle of sparkling wine when he reached for gin to make a Negroni. His mistake is now a classic aperitivo that combines bitter, sweet, and bubbly for a perfect pre-dinner (or pre-bunch) drink. Like a classic Negroni, it follows a 1:1:1 recipe, making it as easy to remember as it is delicious.


Prep time: 3 minutes

Makes 1 cocktail


1 oz sweet vermouth (I use Carpano Antica Formula)

1 oz Campari

1 oz sparkling wine (I use Prosecco)

1 dash of orange bitters (optional)

Orange peel for garnish


1.) Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in vermouth, Campari, sparkling wine, and bitters. Gently stir to combine (don't go crazy; we want it to stay fizzy). Garnish with an orange peel and enjoy! 

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