Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

After many, many glasses of Sangria, the Olive Garden bartender finally caved and gave me the recipe. It has been loved by many.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First, make the simple syrup by boiling the water and sugar. I usually boil them for about 15-20 minutes while stirring constantly. Allow this to cool to room temperature.
  2. Stir the wine, sweet vermouth, grenadine, cranberry juice and simple syrup together. Add a slice of orange to the glass to make it pretty. Then add a splash of 7-Up right before serving.
  3. Repeat all night!


Most Helpful

i do agree it is a bit too sweet if you use the full amount of simple syrup also i used a char instead of lambrusco and a no sugar cran juice if you want a real kick to the drink try a port wine most are about 19 percent alcohol but are sweet so adjust simple syrup to taste

Platonic_331 March 25, 2011

I have a deep dark secret...I go to Olive Garden for two reasons: I can't get enough of their salad, their pasta e fagiole but most of all their berry sangrias. It's not too sweet, not too tart...but boy they can sneak up on you. So after a long work week and a vow to spend less on eating out I thought I would try this recipe. Very, very tasty! I was put off by the two cups of sugar in addition to so much grenadine. I scaled back the simple syrup to consist of 1/2 cup of sugar ratio. I am so glad I did! It was just sweet enough and my hubby raved that it tasted better than Olive Gardens. *Note* I used the 1 1/2 liter of lambrusco but it could have used a bit more if you want it to have more of a punch. I put marachino cherries, sliced oranges, and strawberries in the glass for added appeal. Keeper!

Nicnatnkk January 30, 2010

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