A twist on the traditional Negroni, the Negroni Sbagliato is made with sparking wine instead of gin. (“Sbagliato” means “mistake” in Italian; according to legend, a bartender mistakenly grabbed prosecco instead of gin, and a new drink was born.) It’s the perfect not-too-alcoholic aperitivo. Put out some olives and nuts and give your date one of these to sip on while you prepare dinner.
2 ounces sweet vermouth
2 ounces Campari
4 ounces (or to taste) prosecco
1. Divide the sweet vermouth and Campari between two small rocks glasses with ice. Stir to combine and top with prosecco.
Originally featured in The Perfect Date-Night Meal