Negroni Sbagliato: How to make House of The Dragon star Emma D’Arcy’s favourite drink

The cocktail has become the internet’s new favourite drink thanks to House of the Dragon star Emma D’Arcy

House of The Dragon star Emma D’Arcy has sent the internet into a frenzy when she revealed to co-star Olivia Cooke that her favourite drink is a Negroni Sbagliato. The clip of the two chatting about their favourite drinks was originally posted to HBOMax TikTok page and quickly went viral.

In the clip D’Arcy reveals their favourite drink, saying: “A Negroni. Sbagliato, with Prosecco in it.” Cooke appears to be immediately entranced with D’Arcy’s choice and responds, “Stunning.”

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The clip has gone viral for a number of reasons, the main one being the way D’Arcy delivered their answer with fans commenting on the raspiness of htheirer voice and dramatic pauses. Many comments on the clip said they now want to try the drink with one writing: “I’ve never been a Negroni fan but I think I am now”.

Olivia Cooke also revealed her drink of choice is a Gin Martini with a twist. However, it seems that it’s the Sbagliato’s time to shine and fans are thirsty. So, how can you make a Negroni Sbagliato at home? Here’s everything you need to know about the elusive, balanced, and now favourite, drink.

How to order a Negroni Sbagliato

If you want a negroni ‘with prosecco’ instead of the classic gin, simply ask your bartender for a sbagliato. However, they will also probably know what you mean if you do want to say Negroni Sbagliato a la Emma D’Arcy.

What is a Negroni Sbagliato?

According to Punch, the Negroni sbagliato started out as a mistake with sbagliato meaning “mistake” or “incorrect.” It came into being when a bartender accidentally poured Prosecco into a Negroni, when they were reaching for gin.

Experts at VonHaus also cleared up the debate about what the drink actually is saying: “Technically a negroni and a sbagliato are different cocktails, as the ingredients are different. Both contain Campari and sweet vermouth but where a classic negroni contains gin, a sbagliato has prosecco in its place.”

Mixologist Jack from Manchester says “It’s the same way a vodka martini is different to a gin martini, they both are martinis but obviously, they are different cocktails. If you asked for a negroni but with prosecco instead of the gin your bartender would just say "so a sbagliato then?"

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Emma D’Arcy sent the internet into a frenzy when she revealed her favourite drink is a Negroni Sbagliato

How to make a Negroni and Sbagliato

Lucky for you these drinks are super simple and low on ingredients, although you might want to be quick to get stocked up on Negroni, bartenders are expecting the drink to fly off the shelves.

Classic Negroni

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Ingredients

Serves 1

  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • 25ml Campari
  • ice
  • Slice of orange for garnish

Method

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  • Pour the gin, vermouth and Campari into a mixing glass or jug with ice. Stir well until the outside of the glass feels cold.
  • Strain into a tumbler and add 1 large ice sphere or some fresh ice, and garnish with an orange slice, using a blood orange when in season.

Sbagliato

Ingredients

  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml prosecco
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish
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Method

  • Add ice to your whisky tumbler
  • Pour the sweet vermouth, Campari, and prosecco and stir gently to blend the flavours and squeeze your orange peel over the drink to infuse with citrus oils. Pouring it down a bar or long spoon that’s been placed in the glass will stop the bubbles roaming over the edge of the glass
  • Rub the outside of the peel on the glass rim, twist, and add to the glass