|3⁄4 fl oz||Giffard Abricot du Roussillon|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Rutte Sloe Gin|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lime juice|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
Dilution is key to this fruity bittersweet cocktail, hence the possible need to add some water depending on your ice.
Created and originally served at New York's old Waldorf-Astoria prior to 1920. This recipe is adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1935 The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book. The drink is named after Sir Charles Spencer 'Charlie' Chaplin (1889-1977), the English slapstick comic actor of the silent film era, who was at the height of his career when this eponymous cocktail was created.
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