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.