Author Archives: Watergate Bay

The Beach Hut Pimm’s

Anyone for Pimm’s?

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The clock has struck Pimm’s o’clock in The Beach Hut! The cucumber is sliced and the strawberries diced, all we need now is you! Join us in The Beach Hut for a tall glass or even a pitcher of Pimm’s on this beautiful June day!

But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the beach today we’ve got the perfect Pimm’s recipe right here. Enjoy!

Makes 1

Ingredients

50ml Pimm’s
3 mint leaves, plus a sprig to garnish
2 orange slices
1 strawberry to garnish
Large slice of cucumber, halved
Lemonade
Ice

Glass: Tall

Method

Place the 3 mint leaves in your pal and clap, to release the oils.

Fill your glass half way with ice layering with mint leaves.

Add to the ice the orange and cucumber.

Pour in the Pimm’s and top up with lemonade.

Then garnish with a strawberry and mint sprig and enjoy!

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Photography by Bella Lowe.

Wildberry Iced Tea

The Wildberry Iced Tea is new to The Beach Hut cocktail list this summer, and it’s a very welcome addition. Perfect for a hot summer’s day, the Wildberry Iced Tea is refreshing, colourful and full of flavour.

With or without alcohol this is a winning cocktail!

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Makes 1

Ingredients

1 wildberry teabag (we use clipper)
50ml vodka
50ml cranberry juice
1/4 fresh lime, squeezed
4-5 fresh mint leaves
Dash of soda water

Glass: tall

Method

Add the vodka, cranberry, lime juice and teabag into a shaker with a few cubes of ice.

Stir or swirl the mixture, don’t shake, else the tea bag will split and you’ll have tea leaves in your drink.

In a tall glass layer ice and mint leaves and strain your iced tea over it.

Top up with soda and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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Check out our other cocktail recipes here.

Watergate sunset cocktail

As our Instagram profile proves, a Watergate Bay sunset is pretty special. So we’ve recreated their beauty in a tasty cocktail.

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Makes one

Ingredients

10ml strawberry syrup
100ml pineapple juice
100ml orange juice
25ml Malibu
25ml White Rum

Glass: Tall

Method

Find the tallest glass you have and pour the strawberry syrup to the bottom. Top with ice and add a straw.

In a shaker, shake the pineapple juice, orange juice, Malibu and white rum with ice to chill.

Very slowly pour through a strainer into the glass to create the sunset effect. Garnish with a tropical slice of pineapple or orange.

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Find our other cocktail recipes here.

Electric Beach Festival 2014

Last weekend, 7/8 June, the third Electric Beach Festival took place at Watergate Bay. The sun shone, the cider flowed and the music pumped.

People young and old, came together to enjoy two days of old school hip-hop, electronic, dance and techno music. Acts such as Grandmaster Flash, Zion Train, Sam and The Womp and DJ Maseo blew the roof off Watergate Bay and got the crowd jumping.

Check it out.

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Saturday
Grand Master Flash
Sam and the Womp
Renegade Brass Band
Running numbers
Land of the Giants
Aldo Vannucci Wonkey Legs & Hong Kong Ping Pong

Sunday
Zion Train
Dizraeli and the Small Gods
Dj Maseo – De La Soul
Lloyd Yates
O’Neill Surf film
The People’s String Foundation
Albert Jones
DJ Samiad

Electric Beach Festival in association with ION Camera, O’Neill, Pistonhead Larger and Student Surf Masters.
Photography: Lewis Harrison-Pinder

Sundowner Sessions at Lusty Glaze

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Lusty Glaze Beach is developing a reputation as an amazing live music venue. The natural amphitheatre of this horseshoe shaped cove surrounded by high cliffs makes a truly remarkable concert venue.

Bands and musicians love performing here as there is a unique atmosphere here which makes for a memorable musical performance for audience and performers.

Last year saw an amazing line up play the Sundowner Sessions on the beach and this year is no different. Check out the line up…

Fisherman’s Friends

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Friday 4 July
If folk is your thing, this is for you. Fisherman’s Friends are a male singing group from Port Isaac, Cornwall, who sing sea shanties. Whilst essentially an acappella group, their studio recordings now often include traditional simple instrumentation.

Tickets are available through the office on 01637 872444, or online via Seetickets.

The Feeling

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Thursday 24 July
BRIT award-nominated English rock band will be making their Lusty Glaze debut this year, bringing back their well known hits such as ‘Fill My Little World’ and ‘Sewn’.

Tickets are available through the office on 01637 872444, or online via Seetickets.

Morcheeba

Morcheeba

Thursday 31 July
Morcheeba are a British band, mixing influences from trip hop, rock, adult contemporary, folk-rock and downtempo. They have produced eight albums since 1995, two of which reached the UK top ten.

Tickets are available through the office on 01637 872444, or online via Seetickets.

Newton Faulkner

Newton-Faulkner

Friday 1 August
Known for his characteristic percussive style of guitar playing, Newton Faulkner topped the UK album chart with ‘Hand Built By Robots’, featuring songs such as ‘Teardrop’ and ‘Gone in The Morning’.

Tickets are available through the office on 01637 872444, or online via Seetickets.

Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene

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Sunday 17 August
Ocean Colour Scene, a well know Brit-pop band have had five Top 10 albums and six Top 10 singles to date. This year see Simon and Oscar perfom an acoustic set of songs you’ll know and love.

Tickets are available through the office on 01637 872444, or online via Seetickets.

Bellowhead

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Monday 18 August
Simply, there is no one else quite like Bellowhead. Formed in 2004 this 11-piece big band fuses an exceptional amount of individual musical talent into something unique and truly uplifting.

Tickets are available through the office on 01637 872444 or online via Seetickets.

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The live music doesn’t stop their either, throughout the summer Lusty Glaze are putting on a whole host of free Sundowner Sessions. Find the line up here.

Zacry’s almond milk panna cotta

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Ingredients

500ml almond milk
500ml double cream
80g caster sugar
4 gelatine sheets

 

Method

Mix the almond milk, double cream and caster sugar together and bring to the boil so the sugar dissolves.

Soak the gelatine in cold water.

When boiling add the gelatine and whisk. Then pass through a strainer and pour into small moulds to set over night in the fridge.

Top tip: Serve with seasonal fruits with some acidity to cut through the sweetness. In Zacry’s we like to serve it with poached pear and honeycomb, or poached Italian white peach, Champagne jelly and granola.

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Beach Hut Lemon Mojito

At The Beach Hut we add a twist of lemon to the classic mojito recipe to give it an even more citric kick.

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Makes one

Ingredients

Fresh mint leaves
Lemon wedge
1/4 Lime
25ml Golden Rum
25ml Lemon Vodka
1/2 tsp brown sugar
Soda water

Glass: Tall

Method

Muddle together the squeezed wedge of lime, vodka, rum and 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar. Do this vigorously as you need the brown sugar to dissolve.

Place 4-5 mint leaves in your hands and clap to release the essential oils. Add this to the mix and continue to muddle.

Meanwhile, fill your glass with crushed ice, layering with more mint leaves as you go. Strain the muddles mix into the glass, top up with soda water and garnish with lemon wedge and mint.

Enjoy!

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Find our other cocktail recipes here.

Zacry’s Fried Rabbit

The Colonel doesn’t give away his secret recipe but we’re happy to share ours.

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Serves 2

Ingredients

2 rabbit legs
1pt buttermilk
1tbsp plain flour
1tbsp paprika
1tbsp garlic powder
1tbsp dried thyme
1tbsp oregano
1tbsp cornflower
1tbsp milk powder
Pinch cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1/2 tsp ground mustard powder
50ml sparkling water

Oil for frying

Method

Soak the rabbit legs in buttermilk for 48 hours before cooking to tenderise the meat.

Mix all of the dry ingredients together.

keep a cup of the dry mixture aside and with the rest slowly add sparkling water until a thick batter is made.

Dust the rabbit leg in the dry mixture and then coat in the thick batter, finally dusting it with a second coat of the dry mixture.

Deep fry at 170 degrees for 5 minutes and then finish in the oven for 4 minutes also at 170 degrees.

Serve with coleslaw and spicy ketchup.

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Top tip: Rabbit is a notoriously dry meat, but at Zacry’s we soak the rabbit in buttermilk for 48 hours to break it down. The preparation also manages to make the gaminess more subtle.

Top tip: Double-dipping the rabbit in two coats of the dry mix means you’ll get a great crunchy texture once fried.

Spring Martini from Zacry’s

Over the years, the Martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. At Zacry’s we combine ours with elderflower cordial and infuse it with cucumber.

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Ingredients

4 slices of cucumber
70ml Tarquins Cornish Gin
20ml Elderflower cordial

Glass: Martini glass

Method

Muddle the cucumber in shaker.

Add the gin and cordial and shake.

Strain into glass and garnish with cucumber slice.

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Take a look at our other cocktail recipes here.

In Season – June

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The weather’s getting warmer and the summer fruits are on their way. Cherries and mangoes are both in season throughout June. Although both work well with other foods, we like them best when washed and eaten raw.

Find out what else is in season in via our Pinterest board.

Fruit and Veg
Asparagus
Aubergine
Beetroot
Broad Beans
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cherries
Elderflower
French Beans
Globe Artichoke
Gooseberries
Lettuce
Mangoes
New Potatoes
Peas and sugar snaps
Radishes
Rhubarb
Salad onions
Samphire
Shallots
Strawberries
Watercress

Fish and Seafood
Crab
Mackerel
Sardines
Pollack
Lobster
Trout

Meat and Game
New Season lamb

Cherries

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Fresh cherries are one of the best things about summer, they are much loved for their succulent flavour and good looks. Depending on which of the hundreds of varieties you choose, the juicy flesh can be sweet or sour.

Top tip: It’s always a good idea to try before you buy to make sure you get the flavour you prefer. Look for cherries that are plump, shiny and have their stalks attached.

Perfect match: Whilst sweet cherries taste good on their own, the more acidic ones work great in pies, crumbles, cheesecakes and tarts.

Elderflower

Elderflower

Also known as Princess Anne’s Lace, the white flowers from elderberry trees are a delicate ingredient often used in drinks and sorbets.

Top tip: Make sure you wash the flowers before use to rid them of any dirt or bugs.

Perfect match: Elderflower pairs beautifully with gooseberries and grapes. In Zacry’s we use elderflower cordial in one of our most popular cocktails, the Cornish Gold.

Mangoes

Mangoes

Native to South and Southeast Asia, the mango is a juicy stoned fruit that’s certain to add a tropical twist to your food. With rich flavour and succulent texture this fruit is magical.

Top tip: To test a mango for ripeness press the ends firmly, if they yield slightly to the pressure they are ready to eat. If not, they can be left to ripen in a sunny spot.

Perfect match: Mangoes match perfectly with seafood, from scallops to cod, prawns to lobster. It’s rich flavour compliments light seafood. Other wise peel them and eat raw!

Recipe: Chocolate and mango pudding.

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Peas

Peas are a type of legume that grow in long pods which are best eaten just-picked or from frozen. Often frozen peas can have a more heightened flavour than fresh as they have developed their flavour during freezing.

Top tip: Boil for 2-3 minutes in water with a pinch of sugar to bring out the sweetness, but not salt as they’ll toughen up.

Perfect match: Once cooked stir through mint and butter and season to taste.

Lobster

Lobster

Thought of as ‘The King of Crustaceans’, lobster is a delicacy with sweet, white, firm meat. Generally speaking the colder the water in which the lobster was fished, the better the flavour.

Top tip: For ease, ready split, cleaned and cooked lobster is the most practical. But if you are looking for lobster to cook yourself try get one with a brightly coloured shell and a slightly curled tail.

Perfect match: Garlic butter and chips, they way it’s served in The Living Space throughout summer.