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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.


Drink the Ginja, Eat the Glass


The tradition of drinking Ginja in a chocolate cup started at the Óbidos Chocolate Festival in 2005, when Dário Pimpão, the owner of Oppidum - Ginja de Óbidos, purchased a box of chocolate cups and started serving the liqueur in these cups. This innovative idea gave birth to the slogan “drink the Ginja and eat the glass,” which has now become a tradition and a brand image of Óbidos. Discover the authentic experience of enjoying Ginja in a chocolate cup! Visit Lisbon Wines & Liquors to get your chocolate cups today.