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.
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
- Pour all ingredients except the fresh fruit into a large container and stir well to combine.
- Refrigerate the sangria for a couple of hours before serving.
- 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.
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.
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Olive Garden Berry Sangria
- 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.
The perfect fall drink! Love all those flavors!
This Sangria is the perfect feature drink to serve on girls night!
My go-to recipe for the weekend. Our company loved it!
This is so fun- I can’t believe what a simple recipe this is!!!
I made this for my book club and it was a huge hit! So pretty, too!
Do you know the recipe of the Blazing berry sangria at Longhorn steakhouse
I am looking for the new seasonal green apple moscatio sangria.
I am working on this one 😉
I was checking to see if you were able to get the peach sangria from Olive Garden. Do they use monin peach syrup?
They most likely use a mix, I will need to check on it.
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.
How do they make the Sangrita?
11/4oz of Jose silver
3/4oz of og berry sangria syrup
2oz of porta visa roso red wine
3/4oz of sour mix
I work at Olive Garden and your absolutely. Right.
where can you get the Morin Berry Sangria Syrup?
You can get it at Amazon.
Can’t get it on amazon. I was told the berry sangria syrup was only available to olive garden. But you can buy it from olive garden.
Good news! You absolutely can get it on Amazon now. I just ordered 4 bottle of the Monin Blackberry Sangria syrup. They have 4 types of sangria syrups.
Dlut, BlackBerry is not what they server there it is just berry. I’m sure it’s good just not the same thing
I bought a bottle of the syrup and there is no sangria recipe on it. Any ideas where else I can find it? thanks
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.
I too am looking for this recipe!
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
This is missing a couple of ingredients
While this recipe is tasty it tastes nothing like Olive Garden’s to me. But always nice to have another good drink recipe.
I followed your recipe tonight and it was amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!
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.
I do not have this recipe, I will have to give this one a try.
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
There is not any agave vodka in Olive Garden sangria. I know this because I’m an Olive Garden bartender.
What are the exact ingredients in this sangria? What wine do they use? I noticed them using a boxed wine, and I am wanting to recreate in a large batch for my wedding 🙂
they use a vino
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!
I like the berries that you chose. I am going to try this your way next time I make it.
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!
How much simple syrup should be added? It says 1/4 cup but in the video it looked like a lot more.
Please add 1/4 cup.
Just called Olive Garden and they sell their berry Sangria mix if you ever wanted to just buy it from them.
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
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