About Us

A Portuguese Tradition Loved By All

Life is worth celebrating and we all deserve to treat ourselves and our loved ones.

Ginja9, the Portuguese sour cherry liqueur that has delighted for generations in Portugal is now available in the U.S. marketplace as part of that celebration. The name derives from “ginja”, the Portuguese word for “sour cherry”. The number 9 represents peace and love according to numerology, hence, the heart in our logo.

This traditional cordial dates back to an early 17th century, a recipe created by Galician monks who infused sour cherries in alcohol for 12 months. A long process that is able to capture all the properties from the fruit. With no need to use artificial flavors or colors.

Centuries later, the liqueur became commercially available in Portugal, where it has been served as a treasured national spirit.

To further heighten the sipping experience, it has become popular to drink this cordial out of chocolate cups, which is the best way to catch every last ambrosial drop of liqueur.

In Lisbon and other parts of Portugal, ginjinha in a chocolate cup has become an everyday treat that is served in its charming cafés and shops to end a meal or as an afternoon treat. As tourism has soared in Portugal, visitors from other countries have been searching to replicate that experience at home.

That’s why we import fine Belgian dark chocolate cups to pair with Ginja9, sold with the liqueur in a value pack and also separately.

 

What We're Made Of

Our dark chocolate with 72% cacao comes from the best Belgium chocolatiers. Chocolate made with soy milk, allows us to be vegan and gluten-free. With laser cut technology these edible cups are designed to perfection. 

Liquor of the year 2020 at the Bartender Spirits Awards-  Ginja9 is also a 92-point winner at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, a 91 points at the Wine Enthusiast and more. 100% natural with no added colors or preservatives.

Vegan and Gluten-free!

It is made from sour cherries (also known as morello cherries) growing in orchards that contain over 20,000 trees in Óbidos- Portugal

The only one in Óbidos using 100% national ginjas, that allows us to maintain the highest quality fruit and consistent unique flavor. The only ones holding IGP certification for this region.

Real people make this liqueur from field to bottle.

Crafted by hand made with love.

 

From our Founder 

As a family-owned business we truly appreciate your feedback and support.
We can only keep sharing our passion due to it.
Thank you!
Alexander
Love wildly & drink responsibly