There was a time when my son didn’t drink alcohol, days which we refer to as BC (as in Before-College.) When the occasion called for a festive drink, we served him Ocean Water. No, not the brown, salty, seaweed-infused stuff from the Atlantic, but a sugar-based concoction as clear and blue as the Caribbean. We didn’t have a Sonic Drive-In near us then, nor the Internet, thus this recipe came to me the old-fashioned way—from a newspaper article. I've shared it many times over the years. I just checked, and it is the official Sonic recipe for Ocean Water, but I like to think they got it from me (or from the newspaper...)
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon imitation coconut extract
2 drops blue food coloring
2 12-oz cans cold Sprite
Combine water and sugar in microwave safe bowl for 30-45 seconds. Stir to dissolve sugar. Let cool. Add the rest of the ingredients and serve over ice. Kids of all ages will enjoy it.