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copycat sonic ocean water in two tall glasses with paper straws
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Copy Cat Sonic Ocean Water

Need to quench your thirst, and only a particularly sweet drink will do the trick? This refreshing copycat Sonic ocean water is just the thing. It's a sweet, slightly fizzy drink with notes of lemon lime & coconut in a pretty blue hue. It's the perfect shirley temple cocktail for Spring & Summer sipping!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverage, Drinks, Soda
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 243kcal


  • 4 tbsp of regular white sugar
  • 4 tbsp of water
  • 24 oz of lemon-lime soda 2 – 12 oz cans works great!
  • 1 1/2 tsp of coconut extract
  • 3 drops of blue food coloring


  • In a microwave safe bowl, mix the sugar and water and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. This should dissolve most of the sugar.
  • Alternatively, heat the water and sugar over medium low heat, stirring until most of the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the sugar mixture to the lemon-lime soda, coconut extract and food coloring to a pitcher and mix gently. Allow the mixture to cool slightly if warm or hot.
  • Serve over ice and enjoy!


To be even more true to the original version, if you can find blue coconut snow cone syrup, then a pump of that into a cold glass of Sprite is 100 % authentic, but since I couldn’t we just made our own homemade coconut syrup 🙂 We couldn’t taste the difference, but in case you can, now you know!


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Sugar: 59g | Calcium: 7mg