A lot of people know about sangria. For those who don’t know what sangria is, it is a fruity alcoholic drink from Spain. If you have ever been to a friend’s party or a barbeque that had alcohol involved, it is most likely this was one of the drinks they were serving.
Either that or if you’ve ever been to an Olive Garden and were looking at their menu for alcohol to drink with your food, it is most likely you’ve seen it among their offerings. It has become one of the most popular drinks for gatherings and is also considered a “summer drink” because of its fruity nature.
You can make Olive Garden’s Peach Sangria very quickly, and it’s even cheaper, especially if you get the $8 bottle of peach schnapps.
In this article, we are going to teach you how to make one of the drinks from Olive Garden’s drink menu, the peach sangria. The peach sangria can be prepared and served at home for gatherings as well using our very easy-to-follow recipe!
How to Make Olive Gardens Peach Sangria?
Now, with no time to waste, here’s how to make this very delicious drink that’ll be the talk of the party, and having people asking you to share this recipe with them!
- ¾ cup peach-flavored schnapps
- 1 pound white peaches
- 1 bottle dry white wine (750 milliliters)
- ⅛ cup white sugar
Step 1: Pit and slice the peaches into wedges. As you slice the peach wedges, place them into a regular sized bowl.
Step 2: Once you have all the wedges in the bowl, pour in the sugar and press it into the peaches.
Step 3: Now that the sugar has been pressed into the peaches, pour the ¾ cup of peach schnapps over them.
Step 4: Once you’ve finished pouring the peach schnapps, cover the bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes. This is so the peach schnapps can settle into the wedges.
Step 5: After the 15 minutes are up, grab the pitcher you’re going to use and pour the mixture from the bowl into it. Then, go ahead and pour in the white wine.
Step 6: When you have all of that in the pitcher, put it into the refrigerator. Let it sit in there for at least half a day before serving.
Step 7: Grab your glass(es) of choice, pour the sangria, and enjoy!
There are also some very important things I would like to note with this recipe. First off, absolutely do not, under any circumstances, use an overly ripe peach.
Another thing I would like to note is that you should not cut the peach wedges too thin. The acidity of the wine could easily break down the wedges, therefore making the “peach” sangria, well, not a peach sangria.
With that being said, this recipe will take you no longer than 25 minutes! The only thing that takes any time is having to let the drink sit so that all of the ingredients can settle.
Another Way to Make This Drink
You might have seen lots of other various ways to actually make the Olive Garden Peach sangria. If not, I’m going to show you how in this next recipe!
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¾ cup peach liqueur or schnapps
- 1 bottle white wine (750 milliliters)
- 1 pound yellow peaches
- ½ cup water
- Chilled Ginger Ale (optional—see note below!)
Step 1: Pit and slice the peaches into wedges, as in the first recipe.
Step 2: Place the peaches in a pitcher.
Step 3: Put the water and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil. While the mixture is boiling, stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. This makes the ‘simple syrup’ which will go into the pitcher with the peaches, liquor, and wine.
Step 4: Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from the heat and let it cool.
Step 5: If the ‘simple syrup’ is cooled, then go ahead and pour it into the pitcher along with the wine and schnapps/liqueur and stir.
Step 6: When stirred, place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight at the maximum.
Step 7: Grab your glass(es) of choice and serve!
The optional ginger ale will add a more sparkling taste to the drink! Should you choose to add it, it’s best to top it off either in the glass or the pitcher when you’re ready to serve.
While I am only talking about the peach recipe specifically in this article, this ‘refreshing’ drink is so versatile, you could make just about any flavor with it!
All you need is the base ingredients of wine, schnapps/ liquor, and your desired fruit, and you’re all good to go! It’s said to be so versatile that even the original Spanish recipe itself is barely recognizable.
This is also why Olive Garden serves different flavors for their sangria, including peach or their also popular berry flavor!
While I’ve mentioned that sangria is commonly served during the summer and at gatherings, it certainly also doesn’t have to be that way!
You could easily make the drink for yourself at any time! You can enjoy it with your dinner or if you’re curling up with a good book. It’s also said that the sangria is best paired with fried foods, as the sangria has a tart taste which contrasts it well.
Speaking of the “refreshing” taste, it’s mainly because the drink is fruit-based. The “fruity and refreshing” nature of the drink makes this a great drink for summer.
You could make the drink, and then enjoy it while doing the various summer activities like that dream vacation trip to the beach or just soaking in the heat while you’re sitting poolside.
Now that you know how to make Olive Garden’s peach sangria, go and have fun with it! Serve it at your next party or make it for yourself if you want! I also encourage you to experiment with the different flavors and ways of making it as well.
As a final note, it is also very important to remember to drink responsibly. This applies not only for yourself but also for your guests, should you choose to serve this at a gathering.