If your dad tends to lean more toward the less-than-usual side, toasting him this Father’s Day will require something more than beer. Or even the usual vodka or whiskey. If that’s the case, you might want to reach for a bottle of Pisco Portón.
The native spirit of Peru, pisco is distilled from lightly fermented grape juice, with no water added to dilute or adulterate the spirit. Pisco Portón is hand crafted at Hacienda la Caravedo, the oldest working distillery in the Americas (since 1684), and employs a labor intensive process that uses about fifteen pounds of grapes to make every bottle. That’s a lot of grapes, and dad’s worth it.
So mix him a cocktail worthy of his dadhood, the Capitan (a drink that’s man enough to finish with a maraschino cherry, and feel good about it), and let dad know he will always be the captain of the family ship.
Pisco Portón Capitan
1 1/2 oz Pisco Portón
1 1/2 oz vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
maraschino cherry garnish
Pour vermouth and Pisco Portón into a shaker with ice then add the dash of bitters. Stir ingredients together until cool. Strain into a martini glass with a maraschino cherry resting at the bottom. If you’d prefer a sweeter taste, add 1/2 ounce of vermouth. For a drier drink, add 1/2 oz of Pisco Portón.