Eating and drinking are always part of any holidays, therefore we could not leave you without providing you with our own list of the 6 best thinks would should not miss in lisbon.
Vinho do Porto is a registered trademark that ensures that the wine came from a certificated producer from Porto/Douro region, like Champagne. Enjoyed at any time of the day, as an apéritif, along with your dessert, etc. The only rule? Enjoy it!
(pro-tip: there are several types you will want to try such as Red, White, Tawny, Ruby)
A sweet cherry liquor. In Rossio, Lisbon downtown, you can find two very typical ginjinha places:
(pro-tip: you can ask your ginjinha to be served with or without the fruit)
“Ginjinha sem rival”
Address: Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 7, 1150-264 Lisboa (map)
Address: Largo São Domingos 8, 1150 Lisboa (map)
Most visitors will remember their first Portuguese coffee as “short and strong”. Coffee houses usually serve the black and in small cups, if you choose to have yours with milk make a direct reference to it. If coffee is your drink of choice take a moment and relax in some of the most iconic coffee houses;
(pro-tip: follow this link to know more about the many coffee types)
There you will find a statue of a very special client, the Poet “Fernando Pessoa”, one of the most influential Portuguese writers.
Address: Rua Garrett 120, 1200 Lisboa (map)
Address: Praça Dom Pedro IV 24-25, 1200-091 Lisboa (map)
A bitter almond sweet liquor, usually served with ice, and or, with a lemon peel is a quite refreshing drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Portugal has two main beer brands “Sagres” and “SuperBock”. While you can find both in Lisbon, SuperBock is usually consumed in the north part of Portugal. During the last years, these two brands have released to the market a wide array of types and flavors ranging from Stout, Trappist style, lemon, cherry, etc.
(pro-tip 1: beer is served in either bottle or glass, the later is locally referd to a “fino” or “imperial”)
(pro-tip 2: beer is usually served accompanied with lupins, ask for these if you feel lucky)
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.
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