cherry cava granita.

Jerte Picota Cherry Cava

Perfect for this beautifully sunny British Summer we're having; ice cold frozen cherry Cava granita. The ideal mix between a cocktail, cold drink and dessert, this delicious cherry infused recipe is both refreshing and tasty. Oh, and so simple too! Impress your guests by making these Spanish inspired frozen Cava granitas beforehand and finishing with a deliciously juicy Jerte Picota Cherry or two.

The Picota Cherry story begins in the beautiful Spanish valley of Jerte, 200km west of Madrid. The area is famous for the incredible annual cherry blossom of over million trees - it must be a beautiful sight to see as the colour of the valley transforms from a dazzling white to colourful bursts of red and green.! The Picota Cherry blossom and harvest follow a 100% natural growing season, which is why the arrival of the Picota Cherry changes each year. In 2018, you can now get them in Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrison's and Aldi from July - but be quick, they may only be around until August.

You can also be in a chance of winning a picnic hamper with Jerte Picota Cherries! Each hamper includes two delicious punnets of cherries, a bottle of Cava, flutes, a cherry pitter and napkins. Scroll down for the granita recipe, as well as to find out how to enter...

Cherry Cava Granita
Jerte Picota Cherry Cava Recipes

Shopping list.
♥ A good quality bottle of Cava
♥ A punnet of fresh Jerte Picota Cherries
♥ A dash of fruit cordial, such as cherry flavour or Summer fruits

Step one. Simply remove the stones from your cherries and roughly chop into small pieces.

Step two. Add your Cava, a dash of fruit juice and cherries to a freezer safe container and allow to freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Step three. When ready, stir through and transfer to your glasses of choice. Return to the freezer until ready to serve. Add another cherry for decoration, and additional fruit cordial if required. ¡Salud!



Now for the giveaway...





Fancy your chances of winner a Jerte Picota hamper of two delicious punnets of cherries, a bottle of Cava, flutes, a cherry pitter and napkins. Simply answer the question and enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends Wednesday 25th July 2018 - good luck!

What is your favourite cherry recipe or dish?


In collaboration with Jerte Picota Cherries

The prize is a Jerte Picota Cherry Hamper including two punnets of cherries, a bottle of Cava, flutes, a cherry pitter and napkins. Giveaway is open to mainland UK only and due to alcohol restrictions entrants must be over 18 years old. One entry per household. Only entries submitted via the Rafflecopter with full contact details will be counted. In accordance with GDPR, no details or addresses will be retained for marketing purposes or otherwise. The winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. The hamper will be delivered by Jerte Picota and their PR team and I have no responsibility on timings of postage. Closing date is midnight on Wednesday 25th July 2018

210 comments:

  1. Choc-cherry fudge torte with cherry sorbet
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2767670/choccherry-fudge-torte-with-cherry-sorbet

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  2. When using cherries I usually just mix them into alcoholic drinks or smoothies :D

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  3. My favourite recipe is a 'chicken' curry that mum makes with rice ^.^

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  4. Cherries seldom get as far as going into a dish as I can't resist munching them, but I do love what I call "black forest trifle" made with chocolate cake, chocolate ganache "custard", cherries and whipped cream

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  5. A cherry & chocolate trifle. So easy and so delicious.

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  6. My sister just loves cherries on their own, I hate them

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  7. I love a traditionally made cherry pie with ice cream

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  8. Roast duck breasts with cherry compôte dressing

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  9. Black forest gateau would be my ultimate favourite

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  10. Margaret Clarkson
    Duck Montmorency

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  11. Good old fashioned Cherry Pie and Custard

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  12. I once went to and American burger place in Harrogate, many years ago, that did hot cherry pie and ice cream! It was the best non-chocolate dessert I have ever had!

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  13. Love a homemade cherry crumble with whipped cream x

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  14. Summer Pudding with lots of cherries in it!

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  15. I most enjoy them as part of a fresh fruit salad with baby meringues on the side.

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  16. cheery pie is nice but i just love eating them as they are x

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  17. chopped cherries with bananas and ice-cream as a dessert

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  18. Has to be black forest gateau

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  19. Black Forest Gateau or just on their own

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  20. Just cherries, on their own. Unadulterated. Perfect.

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  21. Hot cherries and cold vanilla ice cream

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  22. I really love cherries as they are but in a recipe i would have to say i like to have them in a cooked dish with other fruit like a strudle.

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  23. I love making my own bakewell tarts with cherries, the whole family loves them x

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  24. Roast duck with cherry sauce

    - Anthony G.

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  25. I prefer to eat them as they come they are one of my favorite fruits

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  26. Roast broccoli and feta salad is my favorite recipe because my mum is gluten free and I always serve it to her for her lunch when she comes to visit

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  27. Cherry clafoutis
    @michellecdag

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  28. For me personally it would have to be cherry bakewell tarts love them!

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  29. I don't have a recipe, but I love cherry cake.

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  30. cherries and vanilla ice cream is the best!

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  31. I love making cherry and banana smoothies. I have just had one for breakfast today. Also love making cherry bakewell tart too x

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  32. I make a mean Cherry-filled Victoria sponge!

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  33. It would have to be a boozy Black Forest Gateaux.

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  34. I have not really cooked with cherries. So, I will have to go with Cherry Bakewell Tart

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  35. Cherry tart - a jar or 2 of morello cherries, arrange in one layer in a shortcrust case and bake, glaze with redcurrant jelly when cool. Simple and delicious.

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  36. Cherry and Almond pie. I see someone else as put Cherry Bakewell, love that too!

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  37. cherry pie or cherry crumble both are as yummy and tasty

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  38. Summer salad with rocket, endives, orange slices and black cherries with mozzarella.

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  39. Hot cherry pie with custard

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  40. Oooh my favourite cherry recipe is Cherry and fruit cake. Just delicious.

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  41. I love putting cherries in my Gin and tonic, fave recipe is black forest gateaux

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  42. Love a homemade cherry pie served with whipped cream

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  43. American Cherry Pie, with home made custard

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  44. Oh absolutely Black Forest Gateaux :) I am a massive fan! Though I think the best way to eat them is just as they are, yum

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  45. I love fresh fruit salad in a trifle and I always like to include Cherries, topped with cream with a few cherries for garnish. Delicious.

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  46. My favourite cherry recipe is my mums cheery jam, for years she wouldn't tell me the recipe and then on the day I had my daughter she shared it with me so I can make it for my family. It is now a tradition to make cheery jam every Christmas eve so we can have it with crumpets and pastrys on Christmas morning.

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  47. Black forest gateau, a rare treat, but I love it!

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  48. I love homemade cherry bakewell with custard

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  49. I love cherries with everything. But the best has to be Black Forest Gateau xx

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  50. Oh wow this granita sounds divine! I recently had a gin and tonic one that was so so tasty!

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  51. Cherry pie, lovely and thick with clotted cream

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  52. Bakewell shots which are Vodka, amaretto, apple juice, egg white and cherry combined, so delicious

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  53. Cherry pie with ice cream on the side

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  54. Anything with cherry in I love! My favs are cherry bakewell or cherry crumble with custard or cherry ice cream. Cherry cake is nice too! (@0zzyhog)

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  55. Cherry Pie with whipped cream.Delicious.

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  56. I love a cherry tart with crispy pastry underneath and a blob of cream on top!

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  57. I have made cherry brandy with home-grown cherries and brandy - it is really easy to make and extremely tasty!

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  58. Cherry crumble if they make it to the dish.

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  59. Cherry crumble with lovely thick custard! l could so eat that now :D

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  60. Love homemade chunky cherry and white chocolate short breads.

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  61. cherry sourz lush and Black Forest gateau too

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  62. Black Forest Gateau is my favourite using cherries.

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  63. my favourite recipe.is just to them plain with any extras,so delicious and refreshing,they taste fantastic in morning smoothies too!

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  64. I absolutely love cherries but I would have to say my favourite cherry treat is a Bakewell tart!

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  65. A simple cherry pie, served hot with ice cream, is delicious.

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  66. A classic cherry pie with a dollop of clotted cream

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  67. Cherry jubilee pancakes - pancakes with black cherries in cherry syrup, vanilla ice cream, all drizzled with some chocolate sauce

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  68. I love cherry jam, such a lovely flavour

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  69. Black forest gateau is lovely but not too much as it's very rich

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  70. old fav cherry scones

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  71. I use them in fresh fruit salad or in a cherry flan

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  72. I love them stewed with strawberries and gooseberries - mixture of sweet and tart

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  73. I love them in a cherry and jelly tart

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  74. I LOVE a cherry shortbread, thank you x

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  75. Black forrest gateau with cherry scones coming a close second

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  76. I love an Eton mess with loads of cherries x

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  77. i love apple and cherry pie with yummy home made custard

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  78. I love home made cherry scones with butter

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  79. Black forest gateau - the more cherries, the merrier!!

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  80. Has to be Chocolate and Cherry Muffins yummy :o)

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  81. Sweet Preserved Cherries With Black-Forest Gateau , and Cream!

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  82. Another vote for black forest gateaux... I remember trying it for the first time at a wedding as a child - it's just soooo good!

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  83. I love a cherry baked pudding - the spong mixture complements the cherries perfectly.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  84. I make a Cherry Cheesecake delight dessert and is my most requested dish

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  85. Does a cherry Bakewell tart count? Haha

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  86. Cherries Jubilee although I've only had it once x

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  87. i love a french cherry tart with frangipane topping

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  88. Black Forest gateau
    @jaizduck

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  89. A lovely home made cherry pie with homemade custard. My perfect dessert

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  90. I make a cherry and almond loaf cake which I enjoy.

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  91. Black forest gateau

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  92. I love hot cherries with ice cream on a pancake...

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  94. I love black cherry cheesecake. nom nom nom

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  95. Cherry loaf, although it vanishes very fast here

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  96. Cherry crumble with clotted cream - heavenly!

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  97. Cherry and Apple pie - that's got to be the best and my fave x

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  98. I love a nice cherry compote with vanilla icecream

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  99. Definitely would have to be a black forest trifle! My granny used to make it at Christmas, with cherries, chocolate sponge soaked in cherry liqueur, chocolate custard and whipped cream with grated chocolate!

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  100. I just love cherries on their own. They are my absolute favourite fruit and I could eat a whole tub at once!

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