Originally introduced and distilled by the British, Menorcans have enjoyed gin ever since. It is still made in Mahón in the traditional way, in old copper stills heated over wood-fires and using a wine-based alcohol unlike the British and Dutch varieties which contain a grain-based alcohol.

Its distinct aroma comes from juniper berries and other herbs. Above all it is consumed in vast quantities over the local fiestas in the summer. Served very cold with lemonade, its known as pomada or gin amb llimonada. They also drink gin with soda-water (pellofa), gin with palo (a mallorcan liqueur) or drink it neat in a small glass (ginet).

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