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A typical liqueur from the region of Obidos, Lisbon & Alcobaca in Portugal

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Oct 1, 2009
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It's a dessert wine, sweet with its own distinctive taste. The best ones come from small city of Obidos. Great stuff!
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review by . October 01, 2009
posted in Gourmand
The sweet taste of romance
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 …
Quick Tip by . March 05, 2010
A unique dessert wine only available in Portugal. One of the best. I love it!
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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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. 
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