The Olive Garden Watermelon Moscato Sangria is a refreshing drink, perfect for summertime, or when you want something light and refreshing. This drink pairs perfectly with the Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce. Best of all you can make a batch of homemade sangria in the time it will take you to find your car keys!
Are you ever looking for a light and refreshing cocktail? It’s the perfect summer drink that will quench your thirst. Serve this at your summer party, an evening with friends, or when you want to enjoy a summer drink. The sparkling and fruity concoction is perfect for those who do not drink a lot; ginger ale and watermelon syrup are added to the wine, it’s the perfect spritzer.
It’s so easy to make sangria. I love to serve sangria at parties during the summer. A spritzer like this is perfect for when you want a fizzy and fruity light drink. When it is super hot outside, a cold sangria is perfect. It feels like you can push away a hot summer evening with a glass of this watermelon Moscato sangria.
Cut up some fruit and have some fun!
Watermelon sangria is perfect for the summertime. Watermelons are fresh and in season. While this recipe does not use a fresh watermelon syrup, fresh-cut watermelon slices are the perfect accompaniment to serve. The Olive Garden serves this with fresh strawberries and fresh orange slices.
Simple ingredients that are easy to find!
This recipe is made with easy to find ingredients. This is much-loved sangria is made from:
- 750ml (or 1 bottle) Moscato wine
- Ginger Ale
- Watermelon Syrup
- Fresh cut fruit: Watermelon, Strawberries, Oranges
Can’t find Watermelon Syrup? No Problem.
The Olive Garden uses Monin Watermelon Syrup. I have found this at Cost Plus World Market, Bed Bath and Beyond, and at some liquor stores. If you can’t locate it, and you drink alcohol, you still can enjoy this drink, substitute the watermelon syrup for watermelon vodka. It will work very well. Unlike many recipes for sangria, this drink recipe does not contain simple syrup.
What type of Moscato should you use for the Olive Garden Watermelon Moscato Sangria?
The Olive Garden uses Castello del Poggio Moscato. It is an Italian Moscato sparkling wine. The tasting notes of this Moscato are musk, peach, and white flower. If you have a Sam’s Club membership, or if you go to Total Wine, you may be able to find it there, in addition to your favorite wine store.
You can use your favorite Moscato, since we are mixing it with Ginger Ale, and a Watermelon syrup, some of those tasting notes are muted in the final glass. I personally would use a value-priced Moscato from Gallo wines.
This recipe can be easily modified for those who do not drink. So the version without the Moscato could be served at baby showers, the younger than 21 crowds, and to anyone to abstains from alcohol. Simply omit the Moscato, and be sure to use the watermelon syrup.
Why not make some copycat Olive Garden Watermelon Sangria today?
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Olive Garden Watermelon Moscato Sangria
- 750 mls Moscato
- 6 ounces Ginger Ale
- 6 ounces Monin Watermelon Syrup
- 4 cups ice
- 3/4 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 orange sliced
- Wash and cut fruit into small slices.
- Pour Moscato into a large pitcher.
- Pour Ginger Ale and Watermelon syrup into a pitcher. Stir gently.
- Add ice to the pitcher, and stir gently.
- Add sliced strawberries and oranges.
- Serve with watermelon slices if desired.