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This Cocktail Is Driving ‘House Of The Dragon’ Fans Crazy

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

The Internet is a wild and wonderful place. There are days when it’s obsessing over maddening optical illusion and then there are those when it’s a clip from a current-favourite celebrity’s interview that’s launching a thousand memes per second.

More recently, it’s been the latter. A clip from HBO Max’s ‘Get To Know’ video with House of the Dragon stars Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke is going viral online.

In the video, Cooke (who plays Queen Alicent) asks D’Arcy about their choice of drink. They instantly replied with a “Negroni”, followed by “Sbagliato”, and then after another dramatic pause, “with prosecco in it”.

D’Arcy’s raspy voice and playful pauses have turned the Internet feral for the clip, with some of the more restrained Tweets being the ones that were pondering over the strange hold the clip has on even non-HoTD fans. Then there are these:

Many users have also declared D’Arcy’s drink to be their new favourite, claiming that the actor has shone them the metaphoric light.

So, what is a “Negroni Sbagliato with Prosecco in it”?

As you might know, a Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail that’s made using gin, vermouth, and Campari. D’Arcy’s drink puts a twist on the classic. ‘Sbagliato’, which is Italian for ‘wrong’ or ‘full of mistakes’. This is referring to the fact that in a Negroni Sbagliato you swap the gin for sparkling wine.

According to lore, the drink was introduced to the world after a bartender accidentally reached for the wrong bottle while making a classic Negroni. This makes the drink less boozy and is perfect for someone who has no time to nurse a hangover. D’Arcy’s wine of choice for her drink is a Prosecco, as she so succinctly makes clear in the video.

Would you try this Internet-favourite cocktail yourself? Till then, you can try a classic negroni using this expert-approved recipe.