Cocktail of the Month - June 2018

Hello members and welcome to another iteration of our cocktail of the month club! With Negroni Week just around the corner, we’ve decided to give you not one but two great riffs on the Negroni! That’s right, this month you get not one but two great recipe ideas as we do the Sbagliato Two Ways. We hope you enjoy and as always don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns

The Negroni Sbagliato

Sbagliato roughly translates to “mistaken” and is thought to have been invented when a bartender accidentally used sparkling wine instead of gin in a classic Negroni (perhaps he/she had been making too many spritzes!). The result retains the positive bitter qualities that make the Negroni so endearing, but with a lower abv (which equal’s more cocktails!) and a refreshing sparkle. For this month’s club, we are offering the ingredients for two different versions of the Sbagliato - the classic, and the Strawberry Sbagliato. This way you can try both and decide on your favourite! See recipes below.

 Photo Credit: imbibe Magazine

Photo Credit: imbibe Magazine

The Negroni Sbagliato

  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Prosecco

Add all ingredients in an ice-filled rocks glass. Gently stir to combine. Garnish with an orange zest expressed over the glass, or with an orange wheel if you’d prefer!

The Strawberry Sbagliato

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While bartender in Alberta still do not have the ability to infuse ingredients behind their bars, in the comfort of your own home you can do as you wish! For this recipe, we are going to infuse half of your bottle of Campari with fresh strawberries. It’s easy and creates an added level of depth, flavour and a touch of sweetness to the drink. Here it is:

  • 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. Zest an orange peel over the glass and garnish with a slice of fresh strawberry.

*Strawberry Infused Campari

Pour a 1/2 bottle of Campari into a mason jar or other re-sealable container. Add 1 pint of fresh strawberries, washed and destemmed. Allow to sit for 2-3 days. Strain out strawberries with a fine mesh strainer and you are good to go!