Sonic Ocean Water Copycat Recipe

Sonic Ocean Water Copycat Recipe

Sonic is my number one favorite place to buy drinks in the Summertime. Heck, it’s my favorite ANY time. Since we don’t have one anywhere close to my house, whenever I go home to Arizona, or anywhere that has a Sonic for that matter, it’s one of the first places I go. I have been known to purchase two drinks (at least) for myself in one trip through the drive thru. It’s embarrassing really. 😉 The food isn’t as amazing but it is pretty good when you get to chase it down with one of the million awesome drinks they serve.

Sonic Ocean Water is probably one of the BEST drinks they have. It’s so unique to Sonic and it’s ridiculously good. If you’ve never had it before, imagine a blue coconuty fizzy dream! Throw in Sonic’s famous ice pebbles and fahgettaboudit. Straight up amazing!

Sonic Ocean Water Copycat Recipe |

Today I’m sharing these delicious homemade version of Sonic’s Ocean Water Copycat Recipe you can make with just a couple ingredients. It tastes exactly like Sonic’s famous drink and it is so easy! If you can get your hands on some pebble or awesome crushed ice, even better.


4 Tablespoons of regular white sugar

4 Tablespoons of water

24 oz of lemon-lime soda (2 – 12 oz cans works great!)

1 1/2 teaspoons of coconut extract

3 drops of blue food coloring


In a microwave safe bowl, mix white sugar and water and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. This should dissolve most of the sugar. Add the sugar mixture to the lemon-lime soda, coconut extract and food coloring to a pitcher and mix gently.

Sonic Ocean Water RecipePour it over some ice and you’ve got yourself the best dang drink ever. A close competitor with Sonic’s Cherry Limeade which you can also make at home with my recipe, thankyouverymuch.

Sonic Cherry Limeade Copycat Recipe

Do you have Sonic by your house? Do you like it? Just drinks or you love the food too?

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  1. says

    I wish we had a Sonic near us, but now I can enjoy this without having to travel out of state! Pinned! I would love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! This week’s theme will be Mocktails & Kid-Friendly Drinks! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:
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  2. Mary Turner says

    I worked at sonic for 7 and half years while I was in high school and college. While this recipe looks amazing, all they do at Sonic is put sprite in a cup and add a small pump of blue coconut. Like the snow cone flavors you can buy at the store. If you want to try something amazing order a blue coconut limeade. 😉

    • says

      Hi Mary!

      Great advice! Unfortunately, I cannot find the blue coconut anywhere local so this is my “store bought” version. :) I may have to order some online because I LOOOOVE a good Ocean Water! I’m sure you know lots of tricks for awesome drink recipes! Thanks for sharing! xo – Mallory

      • Valerie says

        You can get the coconut syrup at World market or lots of other places if you don’t feel like making it–it’s clear, not blue, but I think it’s the flavor you are after, anyway!

  3. Suzyqwvu says

    I wanted a special blue drink for my son’s Sonic the Hedgehog birthday party. This sounded perfect. I needed enough for a crowd so I adjusted the recipe for 2 liters of Sprite. Used 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water. A full 2 oz bottle of coconut extract. Didn’t measure blue food coloring – just added until I was satisfied. It was a huge hit! Thanks so much for posting this!

  4. Sandy says

    I have never tried the ocean water drink,because I didn’t know what it was. Ocean water doesn’t sound very good.I love coconut so I will have to try one.I live in a small town so I am only four blocks away from a sonic.Thanks for the recipe.Sonic ice is the BEST..We always pay a bag of ice to keep at home. Everything tastes better on sonic ice.

  5. Carolyn says

    I just tried the Ocean Water recipe and it was delish! I will be using this recipe for my son’s birthday party! Thanks for the recipe!


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