Ocean Water

August 8, 2013 in drink by amanda

My kid started school today. Like, all day school. Last year he did half day kindergarten so he was only there for 3 hours which was annoying because I had to accomplish all that needed to be done within those 3 hours but nice because I am a bit of a control freak and like to know what’s going on with my people at all times.

But like I said, he’s gone all day this year. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do with myself.

We celebrated his last day of freedom with this copycat Sonic Ocean Water. Have you ever had Ocean Water? I avoided it for so long at Sonic (and y’all know that I’m at Sonic’s Happy Hour frequently!) because the named just turned me off. But once I finally did try it, I fell in love. It’s my go to non-diet Happy Hour choice.

I didn’t realize it as so simple but it’s basically a lemon-lie soda with coconut flavoring and blue coloring. That’s it! And it’s so good! And I’m thinking it would be extra delicious with a splash or two of Malibu in place of the coconut extract! Try it, let me know!

Nicole made Watermelon Agua Fresca! I wish I’d had this recipe weeks ago when we bought a ginormous watermelon. I guess I’ll have to buy another!

One year ago: S’mores Pizza
Two years ago: Turbo-Charged Brownies with Praline Topping
Three years ago: Chicken with Mushroom-Herb Sauce
Four years ago: Chicken Cobb Salad
Five years ago: Smoky Black Bean Enchiladas

Ocean Water


3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon coconut extract
3 drops blue food coloring
2 (12 ounce) cans lemon-lime soda


  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine water and sugar. Heat in microwave for about 1 minutes. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Pour the sugar mixture into a pitcher. Add coconut extract, food coloring, and soda. Stir to combine. Enjoy over ice.