About Olive Garden
Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.
Olive Garden Recipe
Olive Garden's Limoncello Lemonade uses Caravella Limonccello with Smirnoff Citrus Twist Vodka mixed with frozen lemonade.
1/4 Cup water
1/4 Cup granulated sugar
4 Teaspoons lemon juice
1 Ounce Smirnoff vodka
1 Ounce limoncello liqueur
4 Ounces lemonade (Minute Maid)
1 to 2 cups ice
Slice of lemon.
Lemon Syrup: Add water, sugar and lemon juice to a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat and let lemon syrup cool before making lemonade.
Combine 3/4 ounce lemon syrup with citrus vodka, limoncello, lemonade and 1 cup ice in a blender. Blend on high speed until ice is crushed. Add additional ice, if needed, to make drink slushy. Serve with a thin slice of lemon on the rim of the glass.
Makes 1 drink.