Sonic Drive-In is known for its refreshing drinks and when it comes to favorites, everyone seems to have their own opinion on what the best flavor is. Surprisingly, unlike other rankings, there's a pretty definitive answer here on which flavor most people go for... and it's not one that's typically beloved in other forms. However, when it comes to Sonic's ability to craft a cold, chilled drink with delicious flavor and well-balanced tart and sweet ingredients, nothing truly compares.
So while their drink menu might be unparalleled, which of the retro chain's offerings come in clutch to steal the spotlight from the others? It's a wild ride sorting through all of these drinks (and full of many bathroom breaks, surely) but someone had to do it, and the results are finally in. If you're looking to skip straight to the best of the best refreshments at Sonic, here they are.
Outside of a Jolly Ranger, is green apple-flavored anything really that tasty? It's definitely not the worst flavor and it does have a respectable amount of punchy kick to it that one would expect from a slightly sour apple, but it's nothing outrageously spectacular. It's a classic, for sure, but this is one of those flavors you can probably save for your tenth or 11th trip back to Sonic.
Hear us out on this one. Not only is the Powerade slush delicious, but it's also the same beloved Blue Mountain Berry Blast flavor that many of us have come to expect with the Gatorade brand. On a hot summer's day, it's really the only thing that has the ability to both cool a person down and give them energy and really, its simplicity is why it's so brilliant and tasty.
The thing about Sonic is that even when it comes to the simplest flavors, such as watermelon, for example, they're doing all the right things. The watermelon slush is a great alternative to the green apple-flavored slush with its subtle tartness and welcome sweetness. Its flavors remind us of summer days and our childhoods, and it's a great wave of nostalgia to be had.
Pineapple Real Fruit
It's not secret that slushies and slushie-like drinks contain a pretty high amount of sugar but in the case of the pineapple slush, real fruit is used which means all of that sweetness is natural. It's satisfying in a way that's adored by both pineapple lovers and fruit lovers alike, with just a hint of exotic flavor.
Frozen Classic Limeade
There's no going wrong with the classic lemonade and limeade flavors. These citrus-based flavors go back and forth between sweet and tart in the best way possible, each of them melting into a happy medium that exudes balance and satisfaction. They're welcome on a hot summer's day but also welcome anyday of the year, because they're just that delicious.
Frozen Peach Tea
Frozen Peach Tea is the drink that's most likely to remind you of cool summer nights spent at you're grandparent's house. The countryside feel of this flavor is almost too perfect for words and it's tough to get such a bold, sweet peachy vibe in a drink like this outside of squeezing a peach yourself.
Ocean Water (Blue Coconut)
This fan favorite is a big hit on Reddit as is evident from all of the people eager to express their love for it. Ocean Water, also known as Blue Coconut, is made with Sprite and coconut syrup, which meshes together to create something altogether new, tropical, and exotic. Close your eyes, and you'll feel like you're soaking up the rays on an island in the Caribbean.
Once again, Reddit comes to the rescue with the slush flavor that is overwhelmingly beloved by Sonic fans: Cherry. In fact, this flavor is so popular that it's the base flavor most people choose ot add to. Adequately described as the 'bee's knees,' cherry is nostalgic, delightful, bold, and bright in comparison to the rest of the flavors. And the best part is that it doesn't taste anything like the bitter cough syrup you used to take when you were sick as a kid.
The ultimate flavor combination is, of course, made with a base of cherry flavoring. This slush is, hands down, the best of the best and the most popular option in terms of which slush flavor to try first. Newcomers are sure to fall in love with its sweet and sour flavor profile while Sonic lovers are the first to applaud its craveable nature.