Posts Tagged ‘A Ginjinha’

1st February
2010
written by spd

Largo de Sao Domingos is a sight to behold at dusk, and at the center of it all, stands this tiny shoe-box of a bar. Red-faced old men, young couples, and north Africans in colorful garb all stand on this pedestrian street sipping ginjinha com fruto (brandy with fermented sour cherries). A somber portrait of Espinheira, the friar who invented the drink in the 1840s, keeps watch over the locals at Lisbon’s first bar to serve the drink. You’ll either love the stuff, or walk away scraping your tongue, but the event itself is worth taking part in!

The crowds outside of A Ginjinha at dusk (img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

The crowds outside of A Ginjinha at dusk (img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

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