Ginja is a traditional liquor from Portugal, especially in the region of Óbido, where it is known as ginjinha. It is produced with cherry, a fruit similar to cherries, originally from Asia Minor, brought to the Iberian peninsula a long time ago by merchants from the Mediterranean.
It is produced by infusing whole fruits in neutral alcohol for a long time. Afterwards, the macerated liquid is filtered and diluted with water and sugar.
It is traditionally drunk as an aperitif or digestive.
Aroma: Intense cherry fruit
Flavor: velvety texture and sweetness is balanced by the acidity of the fruit.
Ideal temperature: 14 and 15 degrees
Alcohol content: 16%
Capacity: 1 L