If so, I’d love it if you’d share your knowledge below! Whichever origin story you believe about the iconic cocktail, a Harvey Wallbanger is an incredibly easy drink to make -- and a delicious one to … Ease out of your Screwdriver comfort zone with this classic cocktail that only adds one additional ingredient to the mix: Galliano.

Also, this was followed by a wonderful promotional move by McKesson Imports Company and its marketing team. A stiff serving of vodka, poured over ice and fresh squeezed orange juice to fill the glass. The company is reputed to have hired a man named Bill Young came up with a goofy cartoon character to represent Harvey as its official national mascot of sorts, with the promotional phrase: “My name is Harvey, and I can be made.”. Float the Galliano over the top of the drink, using the back of a spoon. Your email address will not be published. Harvey Wallbanger is a fun and simple vodka cocktail that was created in 1952 and became a smash among cocktail lovers in the early 1970s. However, I think Galliano is really something special.

Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com, If you have ever sipped, served or ordered vodka and orange juice on the rocks then you are well aware of the ever popular Screwdriver long drink. Even if you’re not familiar with this herbaceous, vanilla-flavored liqueur, you’ll definitely recognize its super tall, golden bottle towering over the rest of the booze at the bar. Required fields are marked *. Whether the legend of Tom Harvey is true, or it was just a marketing stunt by the marketing team of Galliano (which also became popular at the time), it takes nothing away from the fact that many tiki glasses were filled with golden-yellow cocktails all over American beaches in the 70s. Harvey, the story goes, was a California surfer.

He ordered vodka and orange juice with Galliano. Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. However, if you follow the traditional recipe, the alcohol content should come to around 12% ABV (24 proof). One half ounce (14 ml) of Galliano® is then added on the top, but not stirred in.

The classic Harvey Wallbanger typically calls for 1-3/4 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce Galliano and 4 ounces orange juice built over ice, garnished with orange slice. It is truly wonderful. Galliano is a blend of Mediterranean herbs and plants. Do you know any other stories about the origin of the Harvey Wallbanger? If orange is your preference, then read on. Antone was a world champion mixologist and is frequently said to be responsible for many iconic cocktails, including the Rusty Nail and the Godfather. I've mentioned Galliano before in regards to the Hurricane Cocktail. Now to make this cocktail into a Harvey Wallbanger, we need some Galliano to finish it off. The Screwdriver is an easy two ingredient drink with 1-1/2 to 2 ounces vodka and 3 to 4 ounces orange juice built over ice. The added character that even a cheap tequila offers really makes this alternate orange cocktail a wonderful alternative. There are few ingredients and they are fairly easy to make. An herbal vanilla liqueur, Galliano takes the simple dorm room classic and turns it into something a little more special with some funky, herbal vanilla notes. Last time I commented that the Harvey Wallbanger was pretty much a Screwdriver with a splash of Galliano; the Greyhound is a Screwdriver, but with grapefruit juice instead of orange juice.

Afterwards, to make himself feel better, he went to a beach bar to get his drink on. The recipe is very simple: mix a screwdriver and top it with a Galliano float. It’s said to be named after a real, and quite drunken, fellow that did indeed bang his head on the walls, inspiring the bartender to name the drink after him. If you want a really great drink experience, take the time to juice a fresh orange. They can then give the cocktail a stir and sip it for a while. Both of these drinks can be made with either gin… All content ©2013 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Like many drinks, this cocktail has a funny story attached to i 3 to 4 ounces orange juice Serve garnished with the slice of orange. Please contact for permissions. While many claim the drink was invented by three-time world champion mixologist Donato “Duke” Antone, some culinary historians argue otherwise.