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First-Time Caller

When you want a drink that’s both smooth and bold, the First-Time Caller is what you need. This Old Fashioned variation pairs the rich warmth of aged Jamaican rum with the subtle sweetness of crème de cacao and banana liqueur. A dash of Angostura bitters rounds it off, offering depth with a hint of spice. It’s a favorite because it’s complex yet accessible, perfect for sipping on a relaxed evening. You should definitely give this recipe a try.

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First-Time Caller

First-Time Caller

Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned variations
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Try the First-Time Caller cocktail for a unique twist on the classic Old Fashioned. Make it now.


  • 2 1/2 ounces Jamaican Rum (Aged)
  • 1/4 ounce Crème De Cacao
  • 1/4 ounce Banana Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Orange twist and Cherries for garnish


  • Chill the Glass:
  • Begin by chilling an Old Fashioned glass by filling it with ice, and set it aside for a few minutes.
  • Mix the Ingredients:
  • In a mixing glass, combine the Jamaican rum, crème de cacao, and banana liqueur.
  • Add the two dashes of Angostura bitters to incorporate the traditional Old Fashioned flavor profile.
  • Stir:
  • Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir the mixture for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute the cocktail slightly. This ensures a smooth taste.
  • Prepare the Glass:
  • Empty the ice from your Old Fashioned glass.
  • Optionally, you can express (squeeze to release oils) an orange twist inside the glass to coat it with a citrus note before adding the drink.
  • Strain:
  • Strain the cocktail into the chilled Old Fashioned glass over a large ice cube. Using a large cube slows down the dilution, keeping your drink strong and flavorful longer.
  • Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish with an orange twist and a skewer of cherries.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the deep, complex flavors with a tropical nuance.
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First-Time Caller
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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