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Ginja: The Portuguese Sour Cherry Liqueur


What Is Ginjinha?

Ginjinha is a Portuguese liqueur made from sour cherries. It’s dark red in color and is served in small shot glasses or edible chocolate cups. It can be found at roadside stands and restaurants from Porto to the Algarve and everywhere in between, and is an essential experience that every visitor should have.

Tasting Notes

Ginja exhibits a deep red color and an intensely fruity aroma of sweet cherries with subtle floral undertones. On the palate, it is rich and sweet, capturing the essence of ripe cherry fruit with a smooth texture. The finish is long-lasting, leaving a delightful taste of cherries. Enjoy Ginja as a digestif, on ice, or in cocktails and desserts. Its bold cherry profile makes it a popular choice among locals and visitors alike, perfect for those with a sweet tooth.