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Big-Batch Negroni Sbagliato

Scale up the crowd-pleasing recipe for your next party.

Big batch Negroni Sbagliato
Image: / Tim Nusog

We can’t get enough of the Negroni Sbagliato, and this big-batch version from bar pro Jacques Bezuidenhout makes it easier than ever to get your fill. For his scaled-up recipe, Bezuidenhout uses entire bottles of prosecco, Campari, and sweet vermouth. He adds ice and seasonal fruit to dilute the drink and make it party-ready, and dusts the combination with freshly grated cinnamon before serving.

Although the Negroni Sbagliato achieved viral fame in 2022, when House of Dragons star Emma D’Arcy sang its praises in a TikTok, the bittersweet aperitivo was invented in 1967 at Milan, Italy’s Bar Basso. A customer ordered a Negroni, and late bartender and proprietor Mirko Stochetto accidentally reached for a bottle of prosecco instead of gin. The lower-alcohol take on the classic cocktail was born, and its success is no accident: The spritzy and bittersweet drink is an undeniable crowd-pleaser—and the recipe below is perfect for a crowd.


How to Make a Big-Batch Negroni Sbagliato


  • 1 bottle (750ml) sweet vermouth

  • 1 bottle (750ml) Campari

  • 1 cup assorted seasonal fruit

  • 1 bottle (750ml) prosecco

  • Garnish: grated cinnamon


  1. Add the vermouth and liqueur to a punch bowl and add large ice cubes or a large ice block.

  2. Add the fruit and top with the prosecco.

  3. Stir gently and garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.