Eat and drink is always part of any holidays. While is Lisbon there are a set of Top drinks you will surelly should not miss.
- Port Wine “Vinho do Porto”. “Port Wine” is a registered trademark that ensures that the wine came from a certificated producer and region (Porto), much like “Champagne”. Though produced in the north of Portugal it can be enjoyed elsewhere. Enjoyed at any time of the day, as a aperitif, along your dessert, etc. The only rule? Enjoy it!
(tip: try the several Port Wine types, Red, White, Tawny, Ruby, etc)
- “Ginjinha”, strong sweet cherry liquor. In Rossio, Lisbon downtown, you can find two very typical Ginjinha places:
- Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 7 (?), 1150-264 Lisboa
- Largo São Domingos 8, 1150 Lisboa
- Most visitors will remenvber their first Portuguese coffee has “short” and “strong” (after traveling to other countries i realize that this is indeed true).
Your coffee will be served black and in small cups by default. If your choose to have yours with milk make a direct reference to it. Follow this link to know more about the many coffee types.Take a moment and drink a coffee in one of the most special Lisbon coffee houses “A Brasileira”. There you will find a statue of a very special client, the Poet “Fernando Pessoa”, one of the most important Portuguese writers.
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- Almond bitter sweet licor “Amendoa amarga“
- Portuguese beer “Sagres“ and/or “Super Bock” with “tremoços” as a appetizer.
- The “Tremoço” is a seed at which is added salt and sometimes garlic just for flavor, they are usually served together with a beer.
- Usually the beer is served in bottle or in glass, in that way its called a “fino” or “imperial”.
- “Sangria”. Sangria is a very refreshing drink usually made with red wine “7Up”, or similar, pieces of fruit, fruit juice, sugar and cinnamon. Other alternatives might be with white wine or champagne.
(In 2013 “Sangria” became a reserved word for this drink produced in either Portugal or Spain)