Mahón Gin

The English occupation of Menorca from 1713 to 1755 has left an eclectic legacy which includes the cultivation of apples, rearing of livestock, some rather nice Georgian style buildings and gin – to my mind, the best of the aforementioned.

Originally produced for the British fleet (where British fleet moors civilisation in the form of a gin bottle follows), Mahón Gin is brewed from juniper berries in traditional, wood-fired copper stills at the island’s only remaining distillery in Mahón – the Xoriguer (pronounced sho-ri-gair) distillery.

An aromatic blend, it is traditionally served with lemonade, a drink which is known as pomada, or in generous measures topped with bitter lemon.

Andrea (Andy) Montgomery is a freelance travel writer and co-owner of Buzz Trips and The Real Tenerife series of travel websites. Published in The Telegraph, The Independent, Wexas Traveller, Thomas Cook Travel Magazine, EasyJet Traveller Magazine, you can read her latest content on Google+

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