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El Capitán, or The Captain, is one of the most popular pisco drinks in Peru. According to Peruvian legend, military captains would ride on horseback through the Altiplano in the 1800s and drink pisco mixed with vermouth to quench their thirst. Mixologist Lindsay Nader's variation includes sliced red onion for complexity. Slideshow: Brandy Drinks

How to Make It


In a mixing glass, gently muddle the onion slivers with the pisco, vermouth and bitters; fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the red onion wedge.

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