“What’s your drink of choice?” asks HBO’s House of Dragon star Olivia Cooke in a now-viral TikTok post.
“A Negroni,” coos her costar Emma D’Arcy in reply. “Sbagliato,” she continues. “With Prosecco.”
The exchange—no doubt buoyed by D’Arcy’s velvety delivery—caught more than a few fans’ attention. Google searches for the term “Negroni Sbagliato” skyrocketed, and droves of social media users flocked to their platforms of choice to proclaim their deep, er, appreciation of D’Arcy and her go-to cocktail.
“If HBOMax doesn’t film a video of Emma D’arcy making a Negroni Sbagliato and it isn’t nominated for a James Beard Award, what’s the point even?” writes Twitter user @natebobphil.
“Emma D’Arcy needs to be an ambassador for a [liquor] company or something because ‘Negroni [Sbagliato] with Prosecco in it’ is a modern day LGBTQ cultural phenomenon,” concurs Twitter user @voglersongs.
“Not me being totally obsessed with Emma and Olivia’s interview right now,” adds Instagram user @iele.daravele. “I can’t get that Negroni out of my head!”
But what, precisely, is a Negroni Sbagliato? And does it truly deserve its current white-hot place in the social media spotlight? We investigate.