We particularly like Carpano Antica, but any sweet vermouth will work.
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.