Another Toddler Served Booze
This time, Olive Garden is to blame
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2011 8:40 AM CDT
An Olive Garden is shown, but not the Florida restaurant that served a toddler alcohol.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – After learning that Applebee's served a 15-month-old boy a margarita last week, a Florida mother reveals Olive Garden served her 2-year-old son sangria last month. Jill VanHeest says she ordered orange juice for son Nikolai on March 31. When he started acting up and his eyes turned red and dilated, a waiter whisked away his drink, reports the Orlando Sentinel. When the water came back, VanHeest said, "I need to know what was in the cup in case he has some kind of reaction." She says the waiter replied, "The manager will be right over, but it was tropical sangria."

Nikolai was given fluids at a hospital and released with no lasting effects. In response, Olive Garden will start making sangria to order, rather than in batches. (Click to read more about the Applebee's mixup.)