Portugal: Ginginha

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.

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