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Harvey Wallbanger Recipe

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Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail

Harvey Wallbanger

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This drink could have been created as one of those "all I got in the bar" drinks. Supposedly, the host of a party in the mid 60's had only vodka, orange juice and Galliano available. After a couple of these drinks a guest named Harvey was found to be banging his head against the wall and cursing the drink that caused him his misery. As such, the Harvey Wallbanger was born and, of course, that is just one story.

No matter how it got its start, this is a great drink that is catching some light again and reminds many of the disco days of the 70's.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the vodka and orange juice into a collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the Galliano.
  3. Garnish with the orange slice and maraschino cherry.
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the real history of the Harvey Wallbanger, Member Brandyontherocks

The Harvey Wallbanger is reported to have been invented in 1952 by three-time world champion mixologist Donato 'Duke' Antone (Paolantonio). The Harvey Wallbanger was brought to international prominence by then Galliano salesman, George Bednar. Legend has it that the drink was named after a Manhattan Beach surfer who was a regular patron of Duke's 'Blackwatch' Bar on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood during the early 1950s.

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