Olive Garden Berry Sangria Recipe and Video

Olive Garden Berry Sangria is a light and refreshing beverage. Olive Garden offers a couple of different types of sangria and this one is made with fresh berries, red wine, and fruit juice.

a glass of homemade Olive Garden berry sangria

Everyone knows and loves the Olive Garden. 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.

About 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.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Red wine
  • Cran-raspberry juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Fresh berries such as strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries

How to Make Olive Garden Sangria

  1. Pour all ingredients except the fresh fruit into a large container and stir well to combine.
  2. Refrigerate the sangria for a couple of hours before serving.
  3. When serving, place ice and fresh fruit in a glass. Fill the glass with sangria and garnish the glass with a strawberry.

Watch the video in the recipe card below for more berry sangria tips and information.

a pitcher of homemade Olive Garden Berry Sangria, strawberries, and blueberries

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.

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This copycat recipe is the Olive Garden’s original recipe before they switched to a premade mix – probably the Monin Blackberry Sangria Mix.

If you want, you can order the Monin Blackberry Mix online. It is what Olive Garden really uses.

a glass of berry sangria, strawberries, blueberries, and mint leaves

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a glass 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
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 147kcal


  • 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


  • 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.



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

About Stephanie Manley

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. Misty

    I was a bartender at Olive Garden while in college and that is not their recipe.
    Here it is if anyone is curious:

    One bottle of sweet red wine (OG uses their house wine but a good Merlot or Pinot Noir will do I prefer Estancia)
    Monín Berry Sangria Syrup and follow the directions on the back of the Syrup bottle.

  2. Candace

    I am looking for a recipe ( measurements) for rumberry sangria using sailor Jerry spiced rum, triple sec, blackberry wine ( liquor) and red wine. It is a drink at logans road house just sure how much of everything to put in it. Thanks.

  3. Kim

    I love Olive Garden mixed berry sangria I’ve been trying to make this at home I’m using real sangria in bottle from Walmart and sparkling cranberry cocktail it’s yummy

  4. Mrs. Sam

    While this recipe is tasty it tastes nothing like Olive Garden’s to me. But always nice to have another good drink recipe.

  5. Kailani

    Do you have the recipe for the Peach Sangria that they do? I’ve been looking all over for it and I can’t figure out what berries they add to the peach flavor. It would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Desiree

    I find it curious that there was no agave vodka in this because at Olive Garden they do but I will try this. it sounds good

  7. Laura

    This is a great recipe. I used blackberries and cranberries. Poured in glass then squeezed slices of one lemon, lime, and orange. Topped off with ginger ale. Yummy!

  8. Amanda

    I love berry sangria (and any other sangria for that matter). I’ve never had Olive Garden sangria before as I don’t get a chance to eat there often, but I will definitely try out this recipe during the weekend!

  9. 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

      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

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