What is a Harvey Wallbanger you might ask? It is a 1960’s era cocktail inspired by a California surfer named Harvey who, after a bad day, had a few too many of these tasty tipples. In an attempt to exit the bar, Harvey walked into a couple walls and the name of the drink was born. We think it is a witty, little tale. The recipe is offered below.
Galliano is a 100 year-old Italian cordial created by Arturo Vaccari. He wanted to send his amici to the American gold rush with a souvenir of their homeland. The signature flavor of Galliano is vanilla but there are also delicate hints of cinnamon, peppermint, juniper and anise.
My first experience with Galliano was as a teenager (and no it is not what you think). Flavorista Julie’s dad used to order Galliano as his after dinner drink; it always seemed exotic to me. With its signature bottle and yellow hue, Galliano is sure to be a crowd pleaser and conversation starter during your next gathering.
The Original Harvey Wallbanger:
There is no substitute for the Galliano so pick up a bottle for your holiday parties.
1.25 oz. vodka
3 oz. orange juice
0.50 oz. Galliano
1 slice orange
Fill a tall glass with ice and add the vodka and orange juice. Float Galliano on top and stir. Garnish: An orange slice