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10 Best Alcoholic Drinks at Olive Garden (2023 Edition)

Best Alcoholic Drinks at Olive Garden

Last Updated on December 16, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Olive Garden is among the most popular brunch places with an equally-impressive drink menu.

You might be tempted to stay in your comfort zone and order wine or a fountain drink from the Olive Garden drink menu. However, as experienced mixologists, we can’t help but highlight the importance of great sweet cocktails.

So, here are the best alcoholic drinks at Olive Garden to order the next time you stop by the restaurant.

Top 10 Alcoholic Drinks To Try At Olive Garden

10. Olive Garden Italian Margarita

Glass of Italian Margarita

The Olive Garden Italian Margarita is a delightful twist on the classic Margarita cocktails with the simple addition of sweet Italian liqueur.

“Olive Garden Italian Margarita spirits soar, tastes delight, moments bloom.” – Liquor Laboratory 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 oz juiced orange
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Ice
  • orange twist for garnish

Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients to make an Olive Garden Italian Margarita. Shake well. Strain into a chilled Margarita glass with ice. Garnish and enjoy.

Serving: 1

9. Olive Garden Blackberry Amaretto Sour

The Olive Garden Blackberry Amaretto Sour combines the sweetness of ripe blackberries with the rich almond flavors of amaretto. Like the Olive Garden Italian Rum Punch, it’s one of the best Olive Garden cocktails on the menu.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz amaretto liqueur
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 6-8 fresh blackberries
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel and blackberry for garnish

Instructions: Muddle the blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add the liquid ingredients, followed by ice. Shake everything until combined.

Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish.

Serving: 1

8. Olive Garden Watermelon Moscato Sangria

Watermelon Moscato Sangria

Olive Garden Watermelon Moscato Sangria is a delightful cocktail inspired by the popular Italian restaurant chain – Olive Garden.

This Olive Garden Watermelon Sangria combines the sweetness of watermelon with the floral notes of Moscato wine, creating a perfect summer indulgence.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 bottle (750ml) Moscato wine
  • 1/4 cup vodka (optional for added kick)
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Instructions: To make an Olive Garden Watermelon Sangria, blend watermelon until smooth. Mix with Moscato; add vodka if desired. Stir well and serve over ice.

Garnish and enjoy Olive Garden Watermelon Moscato’s refreshing and herbal delight.

Serving: 4-6

7. Olive Garden Venetian Sunset Drink

Venetian Sunset Drink

Olive Garden Venetian Sunset drink is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that captures the beauty of a picturesque Venetian sunset.

With a harmonious blend of fruity and citrusy flavors, the Olive Garden Venetian Sunset drink is a perfect Olive Garden drink for warm evenings or gatherings with friends.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice or twist for garnish

Instructions: Fill a wine glass with ice cubes to chill it. Pour Aperol and orange juice into the glass and top up the glass with Prosecco.

Gently stir the ingredients to combine. Garnish with an orange slice or twist for an elegant touch.

Serving: 1

6. Olive Garden Italian Peach Bellini

Italian Peach Bellini

Like the Olive Garden Watermelon Margarita, the Olive Garden Italian Peach Bellini is a sweet, delightful, and fruity cocktail.

This Olive Garden classic drink combines the sweetness of ripe peaches with sparkling Prosecco, creating a refreshing and vibrant beverage reminiscent of a sunny Italian afternoon.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 4-6 oz chilled sweet sparkling wine
  • Simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Peach slice for garnish

Instructions: To make the Olive Garden Peach Bellini, puree diced peaches until smooth. Add simple syrup. Fill a glass halfway with peach purée and ice cubes.

Gently pour chilled sparkling Prosecco over the puree. Stir lightly and garnish.

Serving: 1

5. Olive Garden Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian

Like the Olive Garden Italian Rum Punch, Olive Garden Blue Hawaiian is a tropical and vibrant cocktail that brings the flavors of the Hawaiian islands to your glass.

Olive Garden Blue Hawaiian is a refreshing beverage/drink perfect for any occasion.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz blue curaçao
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • Maraschino cherry and pineapple slice for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Instructions: In a shaker, add ice, blue curaçao, coconut rum, pineapple juice, and sweet and sour mix. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled glass.

Garnish with cherry and pineapple for a tropical rum touch. Enjoy the Blue Hawaiian!

Serving: 1

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4. Olive Garden Berry Sangria

Berry Sangria

Olive Garden Berry Sangria is a sweet, refreshing drink, perfect for summer.

Olive Garden Berry Sangria combines red wine with brandy, mixed berries, and citrus fruits, resulting in a refreshing and luscious beverage that embodies the perfect harmony of flavors.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours (including chilling time)

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1 cup juiced orange
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • honey
  • 1 cup fresh berries
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 cup club soda/sparkling water (chilled)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions: Mix red wine, brandy, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and honey in a pitcher. Add mixed berries and sliced fruits. Refrigerate for two hours. Serve over ice with club soda.

Serving: 4

3. Olive Garden Green Apple Sangria

Green Apple Sangria

Olive Garden Green Apple Sangria is a sweet, refreshing drink with a fruity twist on the classic Spanish drink. This Olive Garden vibrant cocktail combines a medley of fresh fruits, wine, and brandy for a burst of flavors.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 green apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • 2 cups soda water
  • Ice cubes

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher to make an Olive Garden Green Apple Sangria. Chill for one-two hours. Add soda water; serve over ice. Enjoy the delicious, refreshing Green Apple Sangria.

Serving: 6

2. Olive Garden Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

The delicious Olive Garden Watermelon Margarita is a tropical twist on the classic Margarita drink and is perfect for a hot summer day.

“If life gives you limes, make Margaritas.” — Jimmy Buffett

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon chunks
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and watermelon slice for garnish

Instructions: In a blender, puree the fresh watermelon chunks until smooth. Combine all the liquids and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

Add the watermelon puree to the shaker, and fill it with ice. Shake well, strain into a salt-rimmed Margarita glass filled with ice, garnish, and enjoy.

Serving: 1

1. Olive Garden Italian Rum Punch

Italian Rum Punch

Olive Garden Italian Rum Punch is a refreshing concoction that brings together the flavors of the Mediterranean with the richness of rum.

Like the Olive Garden Watermelon Sangria, the delicious classic Italian Rum Punch cocktail is perfect for any gathering.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ice + extra
  • 4 oz sour mixer
  • 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz strawberry passion syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Superior Rum (Bacardi Silver Rum)

Instructions: To make an Italian Rum Punch cocktail, shake the ingredients in a Boston shaker, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish and enjoy this Olive Garden recipe in just 5 minutes!

Serving: 4

FAQs

How much are Olive Garden’s alcoholic drinks?

The prices in Olive Garden’s drink menu vary depending on the cocktails and restaurant location.

You can expect to pay around $7 to $12 per drink on average, whether that’s an Olive Garden Watermelon Margarita, Blue Amalfi, Olive Garden Peach, Olive Garden Berry Sangria, Venetian Sunset Caribbean cocktail, or other popular drinks.

Are there Olive Garden drinks that are non-alcoholic?

Yes, Olive Garden offers a delicious selection of non-alcoholic beverages, including soft drinks, iced tea, raspberry lemonade, fresh fruit juices, coffee, and non-alcoholic cocktails.

What’s the strongest drink at Olive Garden?

The strongest drink at Olive Garden was their Long Island Limoncello. This cocktail typically contains a mix of vodka, rum, gin, triple sec [4], and limoncello liqueur, making it one of the most potent options on the menu.

Key Takeaways

In our quest to find the best Olive Garden drinks, we found some sweet delicious options, like the Olive Garden Watermelon Margarita, Venetian Sunset, Olive Garden Peach, and Olive Garden Berry Sangria.

However, our favorite was Olive Garden’s Italian Rum Punch. It’s one of the best go-to drink options we’ve had, and it pairs well with many of their food items.

References:

  1. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/20216/simple-syrup/
  2. https://www.seriouseats.com/which-is-the-best-orange-liqueur
  3. https://www.forbes.com/sites/liviahengel/2022/01/18/sicily-is-emerging-to-be-italys-leading-wine-regionheres-why
  4. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20sec
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