Sonic Strawberry Lemonade

Sonic Strawberry Lemonade is a favorite drink of so many people. Guess what? You can make this Sonic drink at home with this easy copycat recipe.

a glass of homemade Sonic strawberry lemonade and fresh strawberries

Sonic is Known for Its Drinks

Did you know that Sonic has over 168,00 drink combinations? Sonic has so many flavors of sodas, slushes, flavor add-ins, and more.

So you could literally go to Sonic every day once a day for over 400 years and still have not tried each one of these drinks. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Lemonade with Homemade Strawberry Syrup

I personally love homemade lemonade. What can make a lemonade better? Strawberry syrup.

I can show you how to make a delicious strawberry syrup with real fresh strawberries. The homemade strawberry syrup has no artificial colors.

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Lemonade
  • Ice

If you don’t want to use sugar, you could experiment with another type of sweetener.

How to Make Sonic Strawberry Lemonade At Home

My strawberry lemonade taste’s just like the one from Sonic. Here’s how I make it. And, of course, you can print out the recipe from the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Homemade Strawberry Syrup with Fresh Strawberries

My fresh strawberry syrup is made very simply. Strawberries are washed, hulled, quartered, and then simmered in hot water.

The solids are removed from the beautifully flavored water. The strawberry-infused water is then sweetened with sugar.

Be sure to store the strawberry syrup in the refrigerator, it will last for about 10 days.

Your strawberry syrup can be used to make a Sonic Strawberry Limeade, spruce up a Mimosa, or simply added into Champagne.

Add Strawberry Syrup to Lemonade

After you have your syrup, mix it into your lemonade. Yum! This is a perfect summer drink and the combination can’t be beaten!

As you can see it’s really easy to make a wonderfully flavored strawberry syrup with natural ingredients, and the possibilities are unlimited. I hope you enjoy this Sonic Strawberry Lemonade.

How to Make Sonic Strawberry Lemonade Keto

My recipe has sugar in it, and so does the original drink from Sonic. But if you are going to make it at home, there is a way to make a low-carb version.

You’ll need a sugar-free lemonade as the base. Then, as you are making your strawberry syrup, use erythritol or monk fruit sweetener instead of sugar. That’s it. Easy!

What kind of strawberries does Sonic use?

You know when you drink the strawberry lemonade or limeade and the strawberries are so mushy you can almost drink them through the straw

This is probably because they create their own syrup and keep some smashed strawberries in the syrup with it.

I discarded the strawberries after making my syrup. But you can keep them in there if you want.

Does Sonic add sugar to their strawberries?

I’m not sure if they add sugar to the strawberries, but to make a strawberry syrup you need some sort of sugar. So I’m confident in guessing that they add sugar to them, yes.

a glass of strawberry lemonade and strawberries

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a glass of homemade Sonic strawberry lemonade and fresh strawberries

Sonic Strawberry Lemonade

You can make Sonic Strawberry Lemonade at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sonic Strawberry Lemonade
Servings: 10
Calories: 35kcal


Strawberry Syrup

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 32 ounces water
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar

Drink Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Strawberry syrup
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1 Strawberry for garnish
  • 1 cup ice cubes


Strawberry Syrup

  • Wash and hull your strawberries.
  • Cut strawberries into quarters. Place strawberries into a pot and add 32 ounces of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Strain liquid, discard the strawberries.
  • Add sugar, and cook for 5 additional minutes. Skim off any impurities on the top of the syrup.
  • Pour into a container, and allow to cool. Store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Strawberry Lemonade Drink

  • Fill a large glass with ice, add 1/4 cup strawberry syrup, and then 1 cup of your favorite lemonade.
  • Stir to combine. Garnish with strawberries if desired.



Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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