Blood Orange Negroni Sbagliato Punch


Sbagliato, translated to "mistake" is my favorite part of this punch. I hadn't heard of it before, and when Robert told me where the name came from I was sold. The story goes that a busy bartender in Milan was hurriedly making a negroni for a patron. He mistakingly grabs a bottle of prosecco instead of gin and hands it over. The patron ends up loving the drink, and there you have it. A delicious, fizzy, negroni mistake. 

I'd like to point out that this is a dangerous punch, most certainly perfect for a summer party. We made this for our friends Memorial Day get together, and depending on how casually people are drinking, it could easily serve many, or a handful. It goes down easy, with a slight bitterness you expect from a negroni. Cheers. 

Blood Orange Negroni Sbagliato Punch
serves 10-12

2 bottles Prosecco, 750 ml
1 bottle Campari, 750 ml
1 bottle Sweet Vermouth, 375 ml
5 blood oranges

Halve and juice 4 of the 5 blood oranges. Slice remaining blood orange and set aside. In a large punchbowl, combine Campari, sweet vermouth and blood orange juice. Stir to combine. Add both bottles of Prosecco and top with blood orange slices and large ice cubes. Serve immediately.