Olive Garden “Copycat” Sangria Recipe

Oh how we love Sangria and Olive Garden makes some of the best there is. Try our special “copycat” recipe and you will swear you are sipping Olive Garden Sangria. This Sangria recipe calls for some ingredients you may not have considered and it does need to set 4 hours or overnight to be properly “cured” so you will need to make a shopping list and prepare ahead of time, as well as your silent blender, if necessary.

We made around 3 gallons of Olive Garden Sangria for a party and we bought one of those clear 3-gallon drink dispenser to put it in. Sure makes it easy when you have a party. They come in all shapes and sizes, glass or plastic, fancy or simply functional in design.

Drink Dispensers for Punch and Sangria
You will need to buy red table wine to make the Sangria. We bought Carlo Rossi in the gallon jug. It’s good enough and it’s affordable too at around $10.99 to $14.99 a gallon. When we made this Sangria recipe we purchase the Carlo Rossi Paisano wine but Burgundy works well too.

Olive Garden Sangria Recipe Ingredients

Olive Garden Sangria Recipe Ingredients:

Makes one gallon of Sangria

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4-1/4 hours

  • 1-1/2 liters (approximately 50.7 ounces or 6-1/3 cups) of red table wine
  • 1 cup (8 ozs) Grenadine
  • 2 cups (16 ozs) Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • 1-1/4 cups (12 ozs) Sweet Vermouth

Sugar Water Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Strawberries (cut in half)
  • Oranges, sliced thin (quartered)
  • lemons and limes (optional)

1. Mix the wine, Grenadine, Cranberry Juice Cocktail and Sweet Vermouth together in a large pitcher or drink dispenser.

2. Mix water and sugar together until sugar is dissolved.

3. Mix sugar water into the wine mixture.

4. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.

5. Add oranges and strawberries about a half hour before serving.

6. Add crushed ice in the Sangria. The ice may water it down so if you have a drink dispenser you can put the ice in the center that it doesn’t get into the wine to make it weak.

This Sangria recipe is not from Olive Garden. It is our copycat version of the Olive Garden Sangria recipe.

3 thoughts on “Olive Garden “Copycat” Sangria Recipe”

  1. Use Carlo Rossi Sangria jug of wine that is what Olive Garden actually uses for theirs. And they sell their Sangria Mix there if you want to make the real thing…


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