Sometimes, out of nowhere, a small incident, a tiny town, a far away places surprised you beyond what you are capable of believing. It is on a day tour from Lisbon while passing by the little town of Obidos that we experienced the sweetness of a surprising find. This is where we met Ginja of Obidos. This sweet wine or liqueur is made by infusing ginja berries (sour cherries) in alcohol with added sugar and other ingredients. We were served Ginja in a tiny edible … more
Ginjinha or simply Ginja, is a liqueur made by infusing ginja berries, (sour cherry, the Morello cherry) in alcohol (aguardente is used) and adding sugar together with other ingredients. Ginjinha is served in a shot form with a piece of the fruit in the bottom of the cup. It is a favourite liqueur of many Portuguese and a typical drink in Lisbon, Alcobaça and Óbidos.