When in Lisbon Portugal, line up with the locals for a shot of Ginjinha; a delicious cherry-flavored brandy. This flavorful concoction is sweet but tart and is served in a plastic shot glass for 1 euro.
A-Ginjinha is small storefront shop located at Praca de São Domingos in the trendy Baixa district, that specializes only in this Lisbon favorite.
This tiny bar can only hold a few customers at a time! So a crowd gathers as the customers tend to pour out into the square socializing and having fun.
Anytime is a great time for Ginjinha as customers gather in waves from morning until night making it a great place to mingle with other travelers and locals. Although the drink is served in a shot glass, it is meant to be sipped slowly and enjoyed.
The hardest decision will be whether to order the drink with a cherry or without. My vote-definitely with the cherry!
Lisbon is one of my favorite places in the world; a modern city set on an old-world stage. From Ginjinha in Baixa, fresh seafood at the Santo Amaro docks, to Fado in Bairro Alto. Find out where to indulge in the local cuisine and customs of Lisbon.