Astonishing! All your friends will say that when you’ve perfected the latest viral cocktail made famous by House of the Dragon star Emma D’Arcy. Yes, it’s time to make the negroni sbagliato with prosecco a happy hour staple, if not just for D’Arcy’s taciturn pronunciation of the Italian cocktail. The potion has been making waves ever since D’Arcy revealed it as their… go-to drink in a recent interview, and now thirsty fans are determined to find the perfect recipe. Luckily, no one does a trend better than TikTok, and once you try these negroni sbagliato with prosecco recipes from the app, you’ll see (and taste!) that the drink is definitely worth the hype.
You must have never heard of it a “negroni sbagliato with prosecco in it” to understand why the drink took the internet by storm – once you see the interview you get it. In the viral clip, which was posted by the official HBO Max TikTok account on October 1D’Arcy (who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the Game of Thrones prequel series) are asked by their co-star Olivia Cooke (who plays Alicent Hightower) what their favorite drink is. D’Arcy slowly answers the question with the words that have been on everyone’s mouth ever since: “a negroni… sbagliato… of prosecco in it.” Even Cooke raved about the response, calling her opponent’s favorite drink “stunning.”
The order is quite a mouthful, but somehow it rolls off the tongue when D’Arcy says it. Maybe that’s why fans are so enthralled by the clip, or maybe they just want to learn more about the Italian sip. Either way, there’s no denying that the new cocktail trend is about to become the sip of the season—go over, Dirty Shirley. Here’s the rundown of everything you need to know about the drink, including what it is and how to make it.
What is a Negroni Sbagliato with Prosecco?
You may know that a standard negroni is made with gin, vermouth, and Campari, but D’Arcy’s go-to drink is a little different. A negroni sbagliato swaps the gin for prosecco or another sparkling white wine to create a flavor similar to a spritz, while preserving the classic bitterness. According to TikToker and bartender @thelucasasisit is believed the drink was made by accident when a bartender in Milan accidentally added prosecco to a negroni instead of gin. In fact, the word “sbagliato” actually translates from Italian to English as “wrong”, but if it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right.
The sip is served over ice and can be enjoyed with or without an orange garnish. Too bad D’Arcy didn’t tell me how they prefer it.
Negroni Sbagliato With Prosecco Recipes
Now that you know what the drink is all about, it’s time to make your own with these easy TikTok-approved recipes.
Normal Negroni Sbagliato With Prosecco
If you want to drink like the House of the Dragon star, it’s probably best to stick to the basics. And with TikToker @notjustabartender’s go-to negroni sbagliato recipe, you’ll be drinking like D’Arcy in no time. To make the drink, you’ll need equal parts vermouth and Campari, as well as some prosecco for a topper, and an orange. Oh, and don’t forget the ice cream.
The bartender also shared that while prosecco is a “solid choice”, you can swap it out for any dry brut wine.
Halloween Themed Negroni Sbagliato with Prosecco
You can never go wrong with a themed drink, and you can give the negroni sbagliato craze a spooky twist, thanks to this recipe from TikToker @join_jules. TBH, it’s pretty much the same recipe as the OG version with some festive touches like replacing the glass for a chalice or adding devil’s horn-shaped orange slices to the rim of your glass.
Negroni Sbagliato With Prosecco & Soft Drink
There’s no better way to bring out the sweetness of the sip even more than with a dash of soda — and according to @mary_glover, It’s so easy. This time, instead of adding the contents in equal parts, you’ll need 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, 1/2 ounces Campari, 4 ounces of sparkling white wine, and a splash of club soda.
Negroni Sbagliato With Gin
OK, so it’s technically not negroni sbagliato if it has gin in it, but TikTok’s creator @timandtonic seems to think a negroni sbagliato with gin is just as good as the OG. You can compare the two versions of the sip for yourself by adding equal parts vermouth, Campari and dry gin in a glass, before finishing with 2 ounces of prosecco.
Just because you hadn’t heard of a negroni sbagliato until two weeks ago doesn’t mean it can’t be your new favorite drink. Follow these TikTok recipes at home and you’ll be a sip expert in no time.