BEEP drink has really played with our hearts the last few years. it’s here, gone, back again… and now gone forever. farmer’s dairy: i can’t deal with this kind of abandonment, so you’ve left me no choice. don’t know beep? here’s just a taste of the drama we maritimers have endured. i really wanted to slide this recipe onto the internet before the end of january, in time for everyone’s juice cleanses.
BEEP is a drink that boasts 25% REAL JUICE!!!! i used this percentage to create a formula to estimate ingredient and sugar ratios. it’s the first time i’ve used any math from stats class. education pays kids!
now, the beep i remember from my youth was visually challenging. in the beep renaissance circa 2012, i swear they changed the recipe to make it less off-putting to pour in a glass, which i would hazard to guess was an alteration in the volume of prune juice used. omit the prune juice if you like that version. but as far as i am concerned — if it doesn’t have the viscosity and hue of a urine test from a boxer gone 20 rounds, it’s not my beep.
beep is the best orange coloured drink to ever exist. it puts the boots to that friggin sunny d.
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp corn starch
2/3 cup + 1 tsp apricot juice
2/3 cup + 1 tsp pineapple juice
2/3 cup + 1 tsp prune juice
4 cups orange juice
4 cups apple juice
1 1/3 cups granulated white sugar
12 cups of water
get the whole squad together.
reduce the orange juice and apple juice by boiling them in a pot together, until it has a volume of 2 cups. this took about 45 minutes for me. don’t worry if you over-reduce — you can always top up with water for it to measure 2 cups. (you could alternatively buy pre-made concentrates, but you like a challenge, right? also this lightly caramelizes the sugars, which i think is important for a more complex beep flavour and mouthfeel. i’m right some serious.)
in a large pot, combine all the other juices, sugar, and the 12 cups of water with the concentrate. (25% real juice!!! by volume, not by sugar content. i tried both, but this version is superior.) bring to a boil, and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, or until all of the sugar has been incorporated.
in a small bowl, mix the 1tbsp canola oil with 2tbsp corn starch to make a slurry. whisking vigorously, slowwwwly add 1/3c or so of the hot mixture to the cornstarch slurry. add another 1/3c of the hot mixture, continuing to whisk. this brings up the temperature of the cornstarch mixture slowly, helping to prevent clumping. then, pour this into the large pot, and whisk for a minute more. you will probably be sweating a bit by now.
once slurry is fully incorporated, allow to cool before jarring. makes 4L of beep drink.
that’s it! kick back & pour yourself a cold one.
NOVA SCOTIA SUNRISEingredients
1 tsp grenadine
nice big piece of ice
2 oz beep drink
1.5 oz whiskey
carefully layer the above ingredients in a glass. layer the liquids by slowly pouring them into a spoon, held touching the side of the glass. toast yourself. toast beep.