The original Negroni recipe offers plenty of room for experiments. No wonder there's such a vast amount of tasty Negroni riffs. One of them is the Negroni Sbagliato which may also refer to as a Negroni Spritz. Yet, the Sbagliato recipe is not actually a Spritz because it misses an integral part of the template; -the soda water.
Luckily, there's a delicious Negroni Spritz recipe ticking all the boxes. It includes all components of the classic aperitivo cocktail and adds refreshing bubbles from Prosecco and chilled soda.
- Dry Gin: A great Gin can lift a Negroni cocktail from great to amazing. However, with this recipe, the subtle botanical flavors are hidden among the many other flavor components. Hence, I recommend going with a solid Dry Gin like Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, or Sipsmith.
- Sweet Vermouth: My favorite Vermouths for a Negroni are Carpano Antica Formula and Cocchi Storico Vermouth di Torino. If you're looking for a more affordable option, choose Martini Rosso or Cinzano.
- Campari: Campari is the backbone of the classic Negroni recipe, and I wouldn't replace it in this Spritz, either. If the intense bitter and herbal flavors are a turn-off for you, check out these alternatives.
- Prosecco: Chilled Prosecco adds refreshing bubbles to the drink. Therefore make sure to use a spumante (sparkling) and not a frizzante (semi-sparkling).
- Soda water
- Homemade Mango syrup: This unexpected ingredient makes the cocktail very special. It combines both recipes and adds a fruity tropical touch.
Spritz recipe variations
The Spritz template is most popular due to the Aperol Spritz, but there are many more recipe worth trying. Here are some great Spritzes you should try:
- Amaro Spritz - A tasty combination of Cynar, Amaro Nonino, Prosecco, and soda water
- Elderflower Aperol and Vodka Spritz - Various sweet, fruity, and floral flavors are going on in this tasty Spritz cocktail.
- Non-alcoholic Spritz - A delicious Mocktail version of the famous Aperol Spritz. Perfect for everyone who prefers an alcohol-free option.
Origin of this recipe
The recipe for this cocktail originates from Ms. Jigger, one of Bangkok's most luxurious hotel bars, located inside Kimpton Maa-Lai. The bar already grabbed attention on the topic of Negroni when they successfully set a new Guinness World Record for making the largest Negroni cocktail.
In September 2022, the bar mixed a gigantic version of the classic cocktail that measured a whopping 633.65 liters. That surpassed the previous record by more than 80 liters. The vessel to hold the drink alone weighed more than 400 kg.
- 0.5 oz Dry Gin
- 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 0.5 oz Campari
- 0.33 oz Mango syrup
- 1.25 ounces Prosecco spumante
- 1 oz Soda water
- Add Dry Gin, Vermouth, Campari, and mango syrup into a mixing glass with ice and stir for 30 seconds.
- Strain over fresh ice into a chilled wine glass.
- Top with Prosecco and soda water.
- Briefly stir before drinking.