El Capitán is a classic Peruvian drink. It dates back to the 1920s in the Puno highlands, where the army captains, after making their nightly rounds, ordered their favourite combination at the canteens: pisco and vermouth.
The generals from the cavalry ordered this drink, which they named Captain. Over the years, the recipe crossed the Andes and reached the capital. Its evolution has brought it so far from its origins that now it is only served in a Martini glass.