While we were wandering around Lisbon, we came across a little street fair of sorts. The stalls lining the street were selling different kinds of local delicacies ranging from cured meats to cheeses to alcohol.
T and AF were especially interested in the alcohol, so we stopped here:
Ginginha (also spelled ginjinha) is a sour cherry liqueur. If you want to really treat yourself, you can get it in a chocolate cup:
I could smell its potency a mile away. Holy moly. Think very concentrated cherry NyQuil. In a chocolate cup.
The little old lady at the stall chuckled as T and AF made scrunchy faces. I may have cackled a bit.
If you like liqueur that'll singe all the cilia in your esophagus, ginginha is for you. If you don't, you may want to stick with an empty chocolate cup.