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Ginjinha, sweet Ginjinha

Ginjinha, sweet Ginjinha

Culture, Food and Beverage

If you’re in Lisboa, read carefully: you have to try Ginjinha!

Also called Ginja, this Portuguese liqueur is the typical drink in Lisboa. It is made of ginja berries, that gave it its name, and alcohol, specifically aguardente.

This sweet liqueur was born when a Galician friar of the Church of Santo António, Francisco Espinheira, left the ginja berries in the Portuguese brandy and added sugar, water, and cinnamon.

“The Ginjinha” of the Praça de São Domingos in Lisbon was the first establishment to commercialize it, immediately followed by many others. Currently, “The Ginjinha” is in the hand of the “fifth generation” and an exporter for the market in the United States.

No one can resist this unique, sweet liqueur, which is the favorite drink of Lisboetas.

And there’s more! In many places, Ginjinha is served in a small, delicious, chocolate cup.

So… What are you waiting for?

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