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.
Sadly, this year, 2020, there will be few stalls on the streets and the Fête de la Cerise, programmed to take place on the 23 – 24 May, is one of the many casualties of Covid19. This colourful weekend of stone spitting, music, dancing and entertainment in the streets is a MUST to put into your diary for 2021.
Of course, those delicious cherries will still be 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!
VERY CERET CHERRY COCKTAIL (VCCC)
Ingredients (serves 2)
10-16 fresh cherries pitted
Juice from 1 large lime
2 tsp sugar (more for a sweet tooth)
1/2 – 1ltr water (to taste)
4 shots Vodka
- Mix water, sugar and cherries in a blender until well combined.
- Add ice, lime juice and vodka.
- Blend until slushie.