Pier Delight: Mahon, Minorca

It’s a short walk from the cruise ship terminal up the stairs to the city center of Mahon, the largest city on the Spanish island Minorca.

The British ruled the island from 1708 until 1802. The British influence, which lingers to this day, is seen in the islanders’ taste for gin. The locals mix it with bitter lemon to concoct the popular cocktail known as Pomada.

One of the Balearic Islands, Minorca takes its name from the nearby, but smaller and better known, Mallorca.

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