Sonic Signature Sauce Copycat Recipe

If you have been a regular customer at Sonic, I bet you remember their delicious signature sauce. Although the restaurant chain no longer serves it everywhere, you can relive your love for your favorite sauce with this amazing Sonic signature sauce recipe! 

Sonic launched its signature sauce in 2018. Soon after its launch, most people realized that the sauce tasted excellent with just about everything the chain offered!

From mozzarella sticks to onion rings, fries, and even burgers, the signature sauce is the perfect accompaniment. As most people have described it, it has the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. 

It’s a shame the chain doesn’t offer the same at all its outlets. But, as I mentioned, you don’t need to worry about getting the sauce from Sonic anymore, as I will tell you how you can very easily make it at home! 

With a few pantry staple ingredients, this sauce will come together in almost no time! Now that you are intrigued let us dive into this beautiful recipe! 

Equipment Required For Sonic Signature Sauce

To make this sauce as easily as possible, keep all the equipment needed to prepare it before you start. I have mentioned all the pieces of equipment needed for this recipe. 

  • Measuring Spoons: It is best to be precise with the measurements with any sauce, especially to get a flavor as close to the original as possible. Hence, I highly recommend using a set of measuring spoons for this recipe. 
  • Bowl: Choose a medium or large bowl that can easily accommodate all the ingredients to make this sauce. 
  • Whisk: A whisk is best for uniformly mixing the sauce ingredients. If you don’t have a whisk, you can also use a large spoon. 

Sonic Signature Sauce Ingredients & Substitution

Note: This recipe makes about ¾ cups of sauce, which, on average, is enough for eight servings. If you want to make more or less, you must adjust the quantities accordingly. 

I have mentioned all the ingredients you would need for this recipe and their quantities. You will also find substitutions for ingredients wherever possible.

  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise: There is nothing better than using fresh, homemade mayonnaise for this recipe, as it will have a richer and creamier flavor. But you can also go for store-bought mayonnaise if you can’t make a homemade version. 
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey: All the rich, sweet flavor comes from here! 
  • 2 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce: Go with the company and flavor of BBQ sauce that you like best. 
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard: If you don’t have Dijon mustard, try using whole grain mustard, as yellow mustard does not have the same sharp flavor that we want for this recipe. 
  • 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard: This is to add a subtle spicy flavor. 
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar: If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can use balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar, which have a similar sharp flavor. 
  • Lemon Juice: Use about two teaspoons of lemon juice, which can be freshly squeezed or even bottled, as long as it does not contain sugar. 
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
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Sonic Signature Sauce Recipe Preparation & Cooking Time

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How To Make Sonic Signature Sauce

Sonic Signature Sauce Step 1

Step 1- Add mayonnaise to your medium-sized bowl, along with Dijon mustard, and yellow mustard.


Sonic Signature Sauce Step 2

Step 2- Follow that by adding the measured amount of honey and apple cider vinegar.


Sonic Signature Sauce Step 3

Step 3- Now, you can top the sauce off with your favorite BBQ sauce and salt and pepper.


Sonic Signature Sauce Step 4

Step 4- Mix the sauce generously with a whisk, ensuring everything is incorporated well in the mayonnaise.


Sonic Signature Sauce Step 5

Step 5- Finally, finish the sauce by squeezing in some lemon juice, now ready to devour!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sonic Signature Sauce

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Some Tips And Tricks To Make This Sonic Signature Sauce Recipe Better

Most of you will love the flavor of this sauce and should not have any issues making it. However, I have a few tips that helped make the sauce taste even better! 

  1. If you can, use fresh, homemade mayonnaise, as it is much creamier and does not have that lingering flavor of preservatives. 
  2. You can add some lemon zest to the sauce for an extra zingy flavor. 
  3. Add some smoked paprika or a few drops of liquid smoke to give the sauce a smoky flavor.
  4. To use the sauce further for other preparations, like marinades, you can thin it out by adding some olive oil to it. 

Sonic Signature Sauce Nutritional Information

Look at the detailed nutritional values below to support whether or not this sauce is healthy and how many calories and fat it contains. 

Calories100 kcal
Carbohydrates10 g
Protein0 g
Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Sodium280 mg
Fiber 0 g
Sugar8 g

Sonic signature sauce is also not compatible with many diets. People on a vegan, keto, or egg-free diet will not be able to enjoy it. However, it is perfect for people with tree nut allergies, lactose intolerance, or gluten intolerance. 

Some Variations Of This Sonic Signature Sauce That You Can Try

As mentioned in the previous section, this sauce is not suitable for people who follow certain diets due to the ingredients used to make it. However, I have included variations of this sauce to accommodate all the diets mentioned above. 

  1. Vegan Diet: For vegans, the only issues that they may face with this recipe are honey and mayonnaise. So, you can easily swap that with an eggless mayonnaise. However, if that does not seem good enough, they can also use vegan mayonnaise, often made with avocado, chickpeas, or soy. Instead of honey, maple syrup will work perfectly fine.
  2. Vegetarian Diet: Vegetarians will face an issue similar to vegans with the mayonnaise. So, the best substitute option is eggless mayonnaise, which is readily available in the market. 
  3. Egg-Free Diet: Those with egg allergies must switch regular mayonnaise with egg-free mayonnaise. 
  4. Low-Calorie Diet: An easy way to make this sauce healthier is by skipping the mayonnaise, which often has too much fat. Instead of mayonnaise, you can use Greek yogurt for the sauce base. 

How To Store This Sonic Signature Sauce

You will unlikely make a batch of mayonnaise and finish it all in one go. So, you should store the leftovers well to ensure they stay fresh for days. Storing this sauce is extremely easy and can be done by anyone. Have a look at the best storage methods for this sauce below. 

  1. Storing The Sauce In The Refrigerator: The best way to preserve this sauce’s flavor and texture is in the refrigerator. To do so, transfer the sauce to an airtight container or a ziplock bag. Then, please place it in the fridge, which should be okay for over a week. 
  2. Storing The Sauce In The Freezer: Yes, you can freeze this sauce if you want it to last longer than 2-3 months. However, the texture will get affected, so it is best not to store it in the freezer unless necessary. Follow the same process as you would for the refrigerator, and transfer the sauce either to a ziplock bag or an airtight container before placing it in the freezer. 

Serving Suggestions For Sonic Signature Sauce Recipe

This delicious signature sauce from Sonic makes such a great dipping sauce for endless options! Some classic options that will go well with this sauce are onion rings, mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders, and even boneless chicken bites

You can also slather some of this sauce on your favorite cheeseburger to give it a zesty flavor, add it as a condiment to your chicken sandwich or hot dog, and, of course, this sauce is a lovely accompaniment to fries and potato wedges and can also be added to a delicious grilled cheese sandwich

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Sonic Signature Sauce Recipe

You can relive your love for your favorite sauce with this amazing Sonic signature sauce recipe! This sauce is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and hot, making a great accompaniment to plenty of sides!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring Spoons
  • Bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add mayonnaise to your medium-sized bowl, along with Dijon mustard, and yellow mustard.
    Sonic Signature Sauce Step 1
  • Follow that by adding the measured amount of honey and apple cider vinegar.
    Sonic Signature Sauce Step 2
  • Now, you can top the sauce off with your favorite BBQ sauce and salt and pepper.
    Sonic Signature Sauce Step 3
  • Mix the sauce generously with a whisk, ensuring everything is incorporated well in the mayonnaise.
    Sonic Signature Sauce Step 4
  • Finally, finish the sauce by squeezing in some lemon juice, now ready to devour!
    Sonic Signature Sauce Step 5

Nutrition

Serving: 1Portion | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 280mg | Sugar: 8g
Keyword Dips and Sauces, Sonic Recipes, Sonic Signature Sauce
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More Sonic Recipes That You Can Try

Do you love all that the fast food chain Sonic has to offer? Then I bet you cannot wait to try homemade versions of the delicious treats the chain has on its menu! Look at some of these straightforward Sonic recipes we covered, which you can easily replicate at home. 

  1. Sonic Mozzarella Sticks: Gooey, cheesy, and perfectly crispy, the mozzarella sticks from Sonic are a marvel that everyone should try making at home! 
  2. Sonic Onion Rings: If mozzarella sticks are too cheesy an appetizer for you, you can try making their onion rings instead. These onion rings taste great when dipped into that signature sauce! 
  3. Sonic Patty Melt: The perfect combination of hearty, delicious meat paired with perfectly toasted buns and cheese makes Sonic Patty Melt one of the best sandwiches ever, and you can now also make it at home! 
  4. Sonic Cherry Limeade: Quench your thirst with this deliciously refreshing beverage concoction! 
  5. Sonic Ocean Water: What goes into Sonic’s ocean water does not have to be a mystery! Try this recipe at home and find out for yourself! 

Conclusion

I hope you had a good time reading this article and that it also made you realize that it is indeed pretty easy to replicate restaurant-style sauces right at home! This sauce recipe is very adaptable, which, according to me, is the best part. 

If you want to make any changes here and there or use better-quality or even homemade ingredients, you can quickly do the same! So, the next time you are looking for a great dipping sauce, do not look further than this delicious sauce! 

Also, when you try this recipe, let me know in the comments how it turned out and if you made any changes to the ingredients. 

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