Sonic Ocean Water Copycat Recipe

Sonic Ocean Water is probably one of the BEST drinks they have at Sonic. It’s so unique to Sonic and it 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

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.

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.

Sonic Ocean Water Ingredients:

  • 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

Time needed: 15 minutes.

How to Make Sonic Ocean Water | Sonic Ocean Water Copycat Recip

  1. Mix sugar and water until it dissolves

    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.

  2. Create the ocean!

    Add the sugar mixture to the lemon-lime soda and coconut extract

  3. Make it BLUE!

    Add blue food coloring to your liking

  4. Pour over ice

    Pour 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 Ocean Water Copycat Recipe | www.classyclutter.net

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    Katie @ Made to be a Momma
    May 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Both of these drinks look delicious! The closet Sonic to me is about 45 minutes away so I don’t get there very often! Excited to make these at home! Pinning!

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    May 29, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I love the ocean water and cherry limeades at Sonic. I mostly go there for the drinks because they rock! Found you through pinterest and I’m looking forward to trying your drink recipes.

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    Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic
    June 3, 2014 at 9:51 am

    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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    Sara @ Mama's Therapy
    June 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I love Sonic drinks, thanks for sharing. Found you at the Party Bunch link party.

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    June 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    yummy! I live in Canada, so no Sonic here 🙁 I’m having a BBQ on June 14 and I’m hoping to make this! May I ask how much this recipe serves?

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    Mary Turner
    June 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    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. 😉

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      Mallory & Savannah
      June 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      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

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        July 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm

        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!

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          November 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm

          Amazon has the blue coconut syrup.

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      March 24, 2016 at 11:55 am

      And if they are out of blue coconut, they use a little coconut flavor and blue powerade syrup instead. Worked there for 3 yrs in high school.

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    July 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    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!

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    August 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    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.

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    October 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I don’t know if most people know this, but Sonic sells their ice by the bag here. Love it!

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    October 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    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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    Amy Thueson
    February 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I wold like to make this drink for a large crowd 50+, and put it in one of those clear beverage dispensers.
    Anyone have a recipe conversion they would like to share?

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    April 1, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Thanks so much! My husband is going to be one happy man 🙂

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    Jamie @ Life of Creed
    July 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    LOVE Sonic drinks! This is one of my favorites!! Just reading this I want an Ocean Water slush. I’m glad I can make one of my favorite drinks at home now. Now if only I had a ice machine that makes Sonic ice… Thanks for sharing!

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