Negroni Sbagliato

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Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon

Flavour Profile



There are approximately 115 calories in one serving of Negroni Sbagliato.

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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass


Orange slice

How to make:

POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and briefly STIR.

1 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
1 fl oz Italian red bitter liqueur
2 fl oz Manzoni Rosa Extra Dry Spumante

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Our comment:

This light style Negroni has the bitterness but lacks the punch and character of the original.


Pronounced 'spal-yacht-oh' which in Italian means 'mistake', this drink was created in the late 1980s by Mirko Stocchetti at his Bar Basso in Milan when making a Negroni he mistakenly reached for a bottle of spumante instead of gin. They are still served at Basso today in enormous chalice like glasses with single, giant, rectangular ice cube.

The history and other recipes for the Negroni cocktail can be found on our Negroni cocktail page.

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