Almost every city in Europe I have traveled to has a statue of the cliché guy on a horse. Somehow I never get the name of this mystery man that probably did something great for the city at some point.
More importantly, in Lisboa, I got some Ginjinha. Ginjinha is a liquor made by infusing sour cherries (ginja berries) in alcohol with sugar and some other ingredients. It makes for an interesting out come. It is served as a shot, usually with a few cherries.
Let me tell you, the drink was strong and the cherries were even stronger. I only had one shot, but I felt that it went straight to me. We got our Ginjinha from a tiny shop with just a window front. The only thing sold there was this Ginjinha, which came pouring out of a barrel-styled tank.
I could never say that Ginjinha is my favorite drink… But, when in Portugal, why not try some Ginjinha?