Sonic Drive-In boasts 1,063,953 drink combinations. That number is quite a task to tackle for a true mixology connoisseur, let alone the average Joe who just wants a Happy Hour fix. For the rest of us who don’t quite have the time (or budget) to experience each fusion of flavor, here is a simple list of some of the concoctions you must try.
White Coconut Dr. Pepper
This drink with its shot of coconut flavor will instantly transport you (metaphorically speaking, of course) to a tropical island with the hot sun beaming down on you. With an aroma of pure liquid summer, it is the ideal companion for any outdoor activity. Take this ice-cold beverage with you to the neighborhood pool, your friend’s back deck or the Cathcart roof. It’s the perfect drink for soaking up some rays. Requirements for ordering include, but are not limited to: your favorite beach towel, vintage sunglasses and nicely broken-in flip-flops.
Vanilla Coke (with light ice)
A vanilla Coke is a classic, a staple, an absolute must. Some may call it the cop-out order. Some may call it boring or too simple. Others may say it’s just “not enough.” But there are a select few who see the simplicity of this drink as elegance, as class in aqueous form. The simple nature of this beverage makes it perfect for just about every occasion. Requirements for ordering include, but are not limited to: enough mental capacity to see the simplicity as something beautiful.
Raspberry Blue Powerade Slush
If you like drinking liquid Sweet Tarts while replenishing your electrolytes, here is a drink for you. After a great workout at the gym, first, drink your protein shake. Then drive down to Sonic and treat yourself to this explosion of flavors, and you won’t be disappointed. It is wonderful for those who don’t take their workout regimen too seriously and can afford the extra (several hundred) calories. Requirements for ordering include, but are not limited to: cut-off tee, running shoes and a shaker bottle in the spare cup holder.
The Diva Special
If you thought an Arnold Palmer was a complicated order, just wait. Comprised of one-third lemonade, one-third sweet tea and one-third orange juice, the Diva Special is quite the drink (especially to order). If you can get past the worker who is confused by your complicated order and hold your ground with all the sass and attitude this drink requires, this is the drink for you. This glorified fruit tea is perfect for a trip to the outdoor mall or local baseball game. Requirements for ordering include, but are not limited to: a monogrammed purse, club tank top and Nike shorts and the courage to order knowing the Sonic employees hate you.
No matter what your drink preference is, remember to always go between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (happy hour), keep those empty Sonic cups in your back seat as badges of honor and always go with friends because all drinks are better in good company. Now there are only 1,063,949 combinations left. Get out there and start exploring.