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Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water

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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 Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water is the perfect mixture of coconut flavour, lemon-lime soda and cool summer refreshment! If the bright blue colour doesn’t make you want to run to the kitchen to make it, the taste sure will! Not only that, it will have you coming back for more time and time again.

Why is it called Ocean Water?

You can probably guess exactly why that is… But if it didn’t jump right out to you as the marketers of this refreshing drink 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 as the icy blue colour… however the food colouring 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!

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How do I make Ocean Water? Is it hard?

The answer to that is absolutely not! It takes no time at all once you have the very limited ingredients. I always think drink recipes are going to be more difficult than they really are. 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 more simple than you think! For this Copycat Sonic Ocean Water recipe, all you need to do is:

Add 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!

Now that that’s out of the way, its all about building the perfect Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water drink. It really is as simple 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!

If you try this, be sure to let us know and tag us in the picture on instagram at @gregsvegangourmet and @itslivb! And if you are feeling extra generous and enjoyed it, leave a review below!

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Copycat Sonic Ocean Water

Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

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 Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water is the perfect mixture of coconut flavouring, lemon-lime soda and cool summer refreshment! If the bright blue colour doesn’t make you want to run to the kitchen to make it, the taste sure will! Not only that, it will have you coming back for more time and time again.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 can (220 ml) Lemon lime soda (7UP)
  •  1/4 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 2 Maraschino cherries (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients into a single serving cup until fully combined.
  2. add two maraschino cherries to garnish.
  3. serve cold

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