Copycat Sonic® Ocean Water

Posted: August 26

Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

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Ready to feel like a kid again? Copycat Sonic Ocean Water is a drive-through and summertime staple that feels like old times come around again! This beverage is famous for a reason; once you start sipping it, you won’t be able to get enough! It’s a refreshing and sweet mixture of lemon-lime soda and coconut syrup. For the full nostalgic experience, combine it with some blue food coloring to make it look like the deep blue sea! Copycat Sonic Ocean Water is the perfect drink for warm weather and to add some fun into your day.


• 1/2 tablespoon sugar • 1 tablespoon water • 1 (12 ounces) bottle lemon-lime soda • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract • lime juice, optional, to taste • blue food coloring, optional, to taste


Step 1

Add the 1/2 tablespoon sugar to a small bowl with the 1 tablespoon of water.

Step 2

Mix and microwave the mixture just long enough to dissolve the sugar, about 30 seconds.

Step 3

Set the mixture aside to cool.

Step 4

Fill a glass with crushed ice.

Step 5

Add the lemon-lime soda to the glass, and set it aside.

Step 6

Add the 1/2 teaspoon of the coconut extract to the cooled sugar mixture, stirring.

Step 7

Add 2 drops of the blue food coloring, stirring again.

Step 8

Combine the coconut syrup mixture into the glass of soda, mixing well.

Step 9


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