Charles Joly Charles Joly has nearly two decades of experience in restaurants, bartending, and mixology work. He is the co-founder of Crafthouse Cocktails ready-to-serve alcoholic beverages and is the go-to person for hosting private celebrity parties or large awards shows as a private mixologist. His cocktail recipes appear in Better Homes & Gardens as well as in other publications, such as People. He also teaches master classes on bartending and mixology and works as a private beverage consultant and bartending host for special events. Charles Joly graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his entrepreneurial work also has taken place in the Chicago area. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.