This last week has been one of the hottest I can remember in recent years. It makes swimming in the ocean super enjoyable, but trying to stay cool in our apartment has been somewhat of a challenge. Without air conditioning, we've been doing everything we can think of just to stay cool. One of the best ways we've managed to beat the heat has been by drinking this refreshing, delicious drink. It's actually a copycat recipe of one of my favorite Sonic drinks. I made this for a nautical-themed baby shower I threw for a friend last weekend and it was a huge hit. Here's the recipe, which I quintupled for the party.
Seriously though, you gotta try this.
Yield 4 servings
6 Tablespoons water
6 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons coconut extract
4 drops blue food coloring
48 oz. Lemon-lime soda
Combine water and sugar. Microwave for 30-45 seconds and stir to combine until sugar is fully dissolved. (Alternately, you may heat this on a stovetop to dissolve.) Allow to cool, then add food coloring and extract. Mix into lemon-lime soda and pour over ice.
For an even more refreshing treat, turn your ocean water into a slushie! Pour ocean water in a plastic cup and place in the freezer for about 3 hours. Stir with a spoon to ensure an even texture and slurp away.