A popular drink from Italy, the origin of the Sbagliato sounds like the stuff folk tales are made of. Roughly translating to “mistaken” from Italian, it’s thought to have been conceived in a busy bar. When the bartender accidentally used sparkling wine instead of gin in a classic Negroni, the Sbagliato was born. Perhaps they had been making too many spritzes at the time, but we can’t say we mind this particular mistake! With the positive bitter qualities that make the Negroni so endearing, the Sbagliato has a refreshing sparkle and a lower alcohol by volume. That means more cocktails to enjoy throughout the night! We’ve added an additional twist to the traditional Sbagliato with this delicious and easy strawberry Sbagliato cocktail recipe below.

One of the key ingredients for this recipe is the strawberry-infused Campari. Get this started a few days in advance for this recipe! Infusions are a great way for home bartenders to get creative. Add extra depth and flavor to the alcohol you have by combining it with fresh fruit and try your hand at various combinations!

For this recipe, you’ll need a bottle of Campari and fresh strawberries. Before we get into the main meat of the recipe, we’ll briefly go over the steps for infusion. It’s easy and creates an added flavor, plus a touch of sweetness to the drink!

Strawberry-Infused Campari

  • ½ bottle Campari
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries

Pour a half bottle of Campari into a mason jar or other re-sealable container. Wash and destem the fresh strawberries before adding them to the Campari. Allow to sit for 2–3 days before straining out the strawberries with a fine mesh strainer.

Strawberry Sbagliato Cocktail Recipe

  • 1 oz sparkling rosé
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz strawberry infused Campari

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir slowly to combine all ingredients. When done, zest an orange peel over the glass and garnish with a slice of fresh strawberry.

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