Spirit of Ginjinha

Spirit of Ginjinha
We enjoyed ginjinha at the small bar GInjinha de Carmo.

We enjoyed ginjinha at the small bar GInjinha de Carmo.

Ginjinha is a typical Portuguese drink. Our friend Pedro introduced it to us. 

It’s a mixture of ginja, or sour cherries, and alcohol. I don’t like drinking it as it is. I prefer to drink it the way people in Óbidos, Portugal, do. That is, drinking it in a small edible chocolate cup.

It was a friar who concocted ginjinha.

2 Comments

  1. I love your brief little hsitory lessons and names of all the sights in your posts. Sometimes (most of the time), I’m too lazy to actually pay attention to where I am, let alone include it in my posts. Glad you take the time to highlight the spots. Fun reading this post again now that I’m in Lisboa!

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