Emma D'Arcy Gave the Internet a Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail

On TikTok, all it takes is one viral video to turn a cocktail into the new "it" drink of the season, or a pop tune into the latest meme. Sometimes, a viral video can do both at the same time, as is the story of how a recent interview clip with the cast of House of the Dragon officially took over TikTok. Here's how the Negroni sbagliato became the cult drink of the moment, and it's all thanks to Emma D'Arcy.

In a video clip posted on TikTok Airing on HBO Max on October 1, "House of the Dragon" co-stars Olivia Cooke and Emma Darcy asked each other questions. "What drink do you choose?" Cook asked Darcy enthusiastically. "A negroni...sbagliato...with prosecco in it," Darcy replied, while Cook said, "Oh, that's great!" The chill rhythm and soft British accent in which Darcy spoke That's probably why TikTok now has 1.1 million likes and over 7,000 comments, many of whom aren't shy about admitting how the video made them feel.

"They say 'Prosecco' in the most seductive way possible," one user wrote. "I don't even want to say what happens to me when Emma says 'sbagliato,'" said another. The TikTok sound has since been used in more than 16,000 videos as a meme format throughout the app, likely because Darcey and Cook talk at such a pace that the sound is perfect for users to share their other "amazing" preferences.

If you've spotted this sound on FYP but aren't sure where it comes from, or are just curious about what a negroni sbagliato is, read on.

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What is Negroni Sbagliato?

The classic Negroni is a stirred cocktail made with equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, and garnished with an orange slice. "Sbagliato" means "mistake" in Italian, and ordering a negroni sbagliato is a twist on the classic drink, using prosecco instead of gin. Legend has it that the drink was born when a bartender accidentally got the wrong ingredients while making a Negroni. That being said, there's no need to name the drink "Negroni sbagliato with prosecco in it," as Darcy said in the viral video, because the name itself already implies that there's prosecco in it. Sec. Of course, on TikTok, adding a prosecco range is part of the appeal.

After the video went viral, many users were enticed to try the drink themselves. You can make one at home by combining 1 ounce of Campari, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, and Prosecco garnished with orange peel. For those unfamiliar with Campari, it's a bitter Italian liqueur that adds rich flavor and bright red color to cocktails.

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“Negroni Sbagliato with Prosecco In It” TikTok Trend

The voice began circulating in the LGBTQ+ corner of TikTok, with many users craving Darcy's voice. First, TikTok users began reacting to the video by duetting, like @shae.vanburen, who gave a spoken word dub to the audio, then stared at it in awe before dramatically slumping onto his bed, "It's got prosecco in it."

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Others have used sound in videos of themselves trying the drink for the first time, like @lookingforlids, who captioned her video, "Think the bartender was laughing at me because they knew why I was drinking this drink," and wrote "This is terrible" on the clip. "This is a drinker's drink that tastes like floral wallpaper," one user commented.

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Some people on TikTok are using sounds to share their other preferences, such as their apartment aesthetics, therapy modalities and go-to outfits.

Twitter reaction to Negroni Sbagliato video

Darcy’s melodious voice also transcends social platforms. Users on Twitter were also interested in the actor and jumped on the bandwagon. Some even say “negroni sbagliato with prosecco” is who they are entirely at this moment.

Others further dissected the viral moment, exclaiming how satisfying it was to hear Cook reply, "Oh, great!"

Most people joining the "negroni sbagliato" conversation are thinking of bartenders, predicting that many of the ultra-online bartenders will likely order the drink just to see what the hype is about.

Until the next popular cocktail recipe drops – place your bets now, folks! — It looks like the Negroni sbagliato will continue to bask in its viral popularity. Just remember to subtract the "it has prosecco in it" part when ordering to avoid any confusion or weird looks from the bartender. Cheers, babies!