Copycat Recipe Olive Garden Berry Sangria and Video

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.

A pitcher of homemade Olive Garden Berry Sangria

Everyone knows and loves the Olive Garden, and many people dine there regularly to enjoy its home-style Italian cuisine with its freshly made sauces and breadsticks. Instead of ordering a bottle of wine with your meal, you might want to drink something that is lighter but still has a bit of alcoholic zing, such as sangria. Sangria is a light, refreshing beverage especially perfect for lunch, and the Olive Garden gives you two choices, their regular sangria, and their Berry Sangria.

The Olive Garden Berry Sangria

Many sangrias are flavored with several types of alcohol, but the Olive Garden Berry Sangria is delightfully simply – just wine, fruit juices, and fresh fruit. This sangria goes down more smoothly and easily than a much stiffer drink. When making this Berry Sangria, you can take advantage of whichever fruit is in season and entices you with its beauty and freshness at your local market – blueberries, blackberries, strawberries are all good to use.

What wine to use for Sangria

When making sangria, you can use almost any type of wine that you enjoy? I personally prefer a wine that isn’t too sweet but has a nice fruity character to it such as Merlot, Shiraz, and rosé. And, if you are on a wine budget, making Sangria is a great way to stretch a bottle of wine.

Do Take Care With Your Measurements

I have to relate a story about my experience with making Sangria for a tapas party I held. I didn’t measure my ingredients very accurately, and I ended up pouring about half a bottle of orange liquor into my sangria. A wonderful mistake? – it was sooo tasty! However, about an hour into the party, I was wondering why I felt so tipsy! So learn from this and measure all of your sangria ingredients carefully.

Two glasses of homemade Olive Garden Berry Sangria

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This copycat recipe is the Olive Garden’s original recipe before they switched to a premade mix – probably Monin Blackberry Sangria Mix. If you want, you can order the Monin Blackberry Mix online. It is what Olive Garden really uses.

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A pitcher of homemade Olive Garden Berry Sangria

Olive Garden Berry Sangria

You can drink the Olive Garden Berry Sangrias at home, they are so easy to make.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Olive Garden Recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 147kcal

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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Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 37.4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Marc Paul

    5 stars
    Hi Stephanie,

    My girlfriend and I tried the Olive Garden Green Apple Sangria recipe, it was awesome. Thank you for sharing!!!!!

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