Here it is! The second instalment in my copycat recreations of Sonic’s iconic refreshing drinks, just in time for those hot summer months. This Easy Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water is the perfect mixture of coconut extract flavour, lemon-lime soda (sprite) and cool summer refreshing party punch! If the delicious blue drink’s bright blue colour doesn’t make you want to run to the kitchen to make it, the taste sure will! And not only that, it will have you coming back for more time and time again.
What is Sonic Ocean Water?
If the marketers of this refreshing drink accomplished what they intended, it is all about the blue colour! Now, I will preamble this recipe by saying the blue food colouring is totally optional. It’s hard to deny that the initial main draw of this drink for me is the icy blue colour… however the blue food coloring adds nothing to the taste so avoid it if you like! Blue food colouring or not, this Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water drink makes for the perfect refreshing summer treat to add to your repertoire. And for an added tip, add a splash of your favourite vodka for the perfect spiked drink to bring to your next (adult) get together!
How do I make Copycat Sonic Ocean Water?
It takes no time at all to make this kid-friendly non-alcoholic drink. Once you have the very limited ingredients, this copycat Sonic Ocean Water becomes easy 5 minute recipe before your very eyes. I always think drink recipes are going to be more difficult than they really are. And I always assume that companies put a lot more thought and time into creating a drink that is totally unique and difficult to recreate. But every time I tackle one of these recipes, it turns out to be easier than you think!
What is the ocean water at Sonic made of?
The taste of the ocean water at Sonic is essentially a Lemon lime soda mixed with coconut. All you have to do to make it is…
…Pour the ice to the cup first. This might seem like it goes without saying… but if you want to truly make a drink you’re going to enjoy, its all about getting yourself the best products. That means no ice from the trays in the freezer. Now, I’m not your boss, and the taste will remain exactly the same regardless. But if you’re like me and like to have the best experience every time you put a food or drink into your body, then make sure you get the ice bought at the grocery store, or small crushed ice from a machine like they do at the restaurants!
If you plant to make this copycat recipe for a larger crowd, simply triple the recipe or more and add the ingredients to a Pitcher or punch bowl.
Now that that’s out of the way, its all about building the perfect Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water drink suitable for the Sonic drive-in itself. It really is as easy as adding the ingredients in and swishing it around until you get that perfect ocean blue look to it! I add in a couple of maraschino cherries at the end just for the look of it, but that’s totally optional.
In the end, you’ll have a perfectly balanced sweet, coconut and lemon-lime flavour you won’t be able to get enough of!
Copycat Sonic Ocean Water FAQ
Does Sonic Sell Ocean Water?
Yes! To this day they still sell their iconic Ocean Water Drink at most locations.
What are sonic’s Best Drinks?
Sonic’s Cherry Limeade and Ocean water continue to be some of Sonic’s best selling drinks. Both are very easy to make as well!
What is the blue Coconut flavor at Sonic?
Coconut extract is the reason Sonic’s Ocean Water has hint of coconut flavor over top of the lemon-lime sugar mixture flavouring of the sprite or Sierra mist.
What does Ocean Water at Sonic taste like?
Sonic Ocean Water tastes like lemon-lime soda mixed with coconut extract for a balances sweet and mild flavor. There is a mild carbonation but feel free to combine water to balance that sensation if need be.
How many servings does this recipe make?
this serving size serves just one. But all you have to do to serve a larger crowd is to double or triple the ingredients to stir. Prep time for this drink is no more than 5 minutes and total time even less than that.
How do I store this drink for later?
If you bake a bigger batch of this copycat sonic ocean water recipe, you can store the leftovers in the fridge for up to two days. Simply add more carbonated lemon-lime soda for more carbonation.
Where do I find more recipes like Copycat Sonic Ocean Water?
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