negroni sbagliato

August 22, 2006

Last Sunday I was at a bbq.  A friend and I were chatting about “negroni“.  I mentioned to him that I often drink it with some brut champagne.  He said that I was doing something close to a “negroni sbagliato”.  I actually never heard of it and he explained to me that is just a negroni which has champagne instead of the gin.

I went back home and gave it a shot.  It is pretty good and definitely easier than the original version.


  • 1/3 Campari
  • 1/3 Gin
  • 1/3 red vermouth (I use Martini & Rossi)

Negroni “sbagliato”:

  • 1/3 Campari
  • 1/3 Champagne Brut
  • 1/3 red vermouth

Random Factoid:  Campari has been the world’s higher selling bitter for 70 years! wow!