Olive Garden Berry Sangria

Olive Garden Berry Sangria is a light and refreshing beverage. The Olive Garden offers a couple of different types of sangria: their regular sangria and this berry sangria. Unlike many other sangrias, the Olive Garden Berry Sangria is simply wine, refreshing fruit juices, and some fresh fruit. I know many other sangrias contain a variety of alcohols in them for added flavoring. One of my favorite qualities of the Olive Garden Berry Sangria is that this contains a little less alcohol than other types of sangria, so I donít feel I am going to get weighed down by drinking too stiff of a drink.

You can use seasonal fruit in this beverage. When I have had this drink at the Olive Garden, a variety of fruit has come in my glass. I have seen blueberries, and once or twice I recall seeing a blackberry, in addition to strawberries, so I would encourage you to add whatever fruit looks nice and fresh at your local market.

Olive Garden Berry Sangria Recipe

Olive Garden Berry Sangria

Olive Garden Berry Sangria

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Drink recipe
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:10 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Olive Garden Berry Sangria

Ingredients

  • 750 ml red wine (I used Merlot)
  • 2 cups cran-raspberry juice
  • 1/4 cups simple sugar syrup
  • fresh berries such as strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries to garnish

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except the fresh fruit in a large container; stir well to combine. Let mixture stand a couple of hours before serving. When serving, place ice into glass, then fresh fruit and sangria and garnish glass with a strawberry.

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Sangria is often made with a variety of liquors and fruit. I have to tell you a little story about an experience I had with making Sangria. I loved to do parties with themes. I did a tapas night about a year ago. For my tapas party, I wasn't measuring as accurately I should have. I ended up with about half a bottle of orange liquor into my sangria. It was sooo tasty. About an hour into this tapas party, I was wondering why I felt so tipsy. My portions were way off on the sangria. I would encourage you to measure all ingredients of the sangria. When making sangria did you know you can use almost any type of wine you enjoy? I have made sangria with white, rose, and red wines. I personally prefer to start out with a wine that isn't too sweet but has a nice fruity characteristic to it. Wines I like to use are Merlot, Shiraz (just because it is one of my favorite types of wine), and roses.You can find many other Olive Garden Recipes here at CopyKat.com, you can make a whole meal with all of the recipes available here. Other Sangria Recipes Emeril Lagasse's Sangria Recipe Drink Mixer's Sangria Recipe

  • Amanda

    How much simple syrup should be added? It says 1/4 cup but in the video it looked like a lot more.

    • stephaniemanley

      Please add 1/4 cup.

  • guest

    Just called Olive Garden and they sell their berry Sangria mix if you ever wanted to just buy it from them.

  • Olivia

    Hi My husband and I used to order pitchers of berry sangria until one day our drink was flat. When we complained to the server, he aplogized for not adding enough MIX…so our sangria was a little wine, a few fresh fruits, and MIX. ugh

    Well this recipe may have a little more wine in it, but I think the key here is make it up, and drink it in a short amount of time, like 24 hours. Wine gets stale when left open for a long time. ~Stephanie

    • Olivia Alford

      Hi
      I like the wine and other ingredients. I did not like the MIX that olive garden used…there is no mix listed in your recipe, thank goodness. It is just now I know that the local Olive Garden we used to frequent does not use all fresh ingredients but incorporates mix in the deal…Olivia