1 oz Carpano Dry Vermouth
1/4 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Gran Classico
1/2 oz Water
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
The evening after the El Dorado event, I went with Andrea to get dinner at the Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden II. There, Joel Atlas and Anthony Vibert were tending the stick. For a first drink, I asked Joel for the Charles in Charge which he described as a lighter Manhattan or perhaps Brooklyn variation that Ran Duan created. I do regret not asking whether the drink was solely named after the 1980s television series or whether there was some inside joke about Baldwin Bar bartender Charles Coykendall.