Ginja is a sweet cherry liqueur that originated in Lisbon
Sound/The G in Ginja sounds like the sound of G in "Gee whiz!"
Last night I recalled a sweet liqueur I was given to taste while in Lisboa.
And this is what I found.
Ginjinha Bar Lisbon and the Ginja Drink
Ginja is a sweet cherry liqueur that originated in Lisbon, and the small A Ginjinha bar is the traditional home of the drink. The A Ginjinha bar, also known as Ginjinha Espinheira bar, provides visitors with the opportunity to sample this wonderfully strong and sweet alcoholic drink. Ginja is based upon a fortified wine that has been infused with Ginja cherries and combined with vast amounts of sugar.
Link to Lisbon Portugal Guide