Ginjinha Espinheira - A warm welcoming drink, actualizado a 13 de Julho de 2009.

Ginjinha Espinheira – A warm welcoming drink 
Last updated: Jul 13th, 2009 | By: Rafael Vieira 

This tiny place downtown and next to the National Theatre has a long tradition as it was the first spot in Lisbon to present the typical sour cherry liqueur to the city inhabitants. Since 1840 that this drink referred as Ginjinha or Ginja in Portuguese, belongs to the populations habits that drink abundantly and mostly as an appetizer before dinner or before going out. Outside the small room there’s always a lot of people of all nationalities drinking the famous drink as the place can’t hold more than ten people at the same time. It is a favorite gathering and hang-out out spot for many young people, before they head to the infamous Bairro Alto district nearby. 

You can drink the liqueur with or without the fruit (pronouncing ‘com’ or ’sem’, respectively) but I certainly prefer the second version as the tasty, warm and sweet Ginja flows better without the cherry. A must see and experience spot and perhaps you can find me there as it is one of my favorites! 

Details about this spot :

Ginjinha Espinheira | Bars | ginjinha (small and large cup | 1L bottle) € 0.90 | 1.10 | 9.65
Largo de São Domingos 8 | Chiado & Baixa (area map)
09:00 – 22:00 daily (except 1 May & 25 Dec)