How To Make The Best Harvey Wallbanger Recipe

If you've ever wondered what bars use that triangular bottle of yellow liquor for (Galliano), it's the decidedly disco-era Harvey Wallbanger. In fact, the Wallbanger is one of that decade's iconic drinks. Whether the drink was actually invented in the 1970s is a subject of much debate. One oft-disputed theory places the cocktail's origins in 1950s-era Los Angeles. Another, more reliable origin story, traces the recipe to Galliano's importer, McKesson Imports Company, sometime in the early 1960s. Here's a fact that's not in dispute: a Harvey Wallbanger is CB lingo for a drunk driver.

Ingredients In The Best Harvey Wallbanger Recipe

  • 1 ½ oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Fresh orange juice
  • ½ oz Galliano

Harvey Wallbanger Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in high ball glass
  2. Add ice.
  3. Garnish with orange wheel and enjoy.

Recipe Rating

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Yield: 1 Cocktail
Updated: 2016-04-14

Harvey Wallbanger