Very Céret Cherry Cocktail

(try saying that once you’ve sampled a few!)

It’s Cherry Season!

Céret is the undisputed cherry capital of the P-O, and probably the whole of France, its cherry trees the last of the spring fruits to blossom but the first to bear fruit. By May, the first cherries of the season are on their way to the President of France, and stalls, trestle tables, and rickety makeshift benches laden with the fruit appear on every street corner, splashing vivid colour around Céret, bringing with them the feel of early summer.

This year, the 2023 Fête de la Cerise takes place on the 20th and 21st May., and despite as usual,  it is  expected to be a colourful weekend of music, dancing and entertainment in the streets…..and cherries.

Those delicious cherries are already available on trees and in shops so why not try our special and simple cherry slushie cocktail, a rather unprofessional result (skin an’ all) of painstaking research over several warm and giggly evenings!


Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 10-16 fresh cherries pitted
  • Juice from 1 large lime
  • 2 tsp sugar (more for a sweet tooth)
  • Cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 – 1ltr water (to taste)
  • 4 shots Vodka (to taste 🙂


  • Mix water, sugar and cherries in a blender until well combined.
  • Add ice, lime juice and vodka.
  • Blend until slushie.
    Tchin tchin!


  1. Haha. Have you never used cupice to cool yourself down on a hot day?

  2. Looking forward to trying this.
    I was intrigued by one of the ingrédients: “CUPICE”……..what on earth is a CUPICE? An unknown fruit? Something from the tropics?

    Better go to Specsavers.

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