In looking through my fridge for inspiration I found orange juice. Hmmm… Then I remembered the bottle of Galliano that’s been sitting on my shelf for a sizable number of years. The fog cleared at that point and what was left was a vision of a classic that seems straight from the 80’s at first glance. The Harvey Wallbanger combines orange juice, vodka and a touch of Galliano. Sounds like one of those brightly colored 80’s drinks with little character, no? Guess I’m (we’re) going to find out!
Harvey Wallbanger (Joy of Mixology)
2 oz Vodka 3 oz Orange Juice 1/4 - 1/2 oz Galliano
1) Combine vodka and orange juice over ice 2) Float the Galliano
I purposefully didn’t include any history on this drink. Why, you might wonder. Well, Regan has an interesting story about a man named Harvey banging his head against a wall after a party. Wikipedia has a completely different story. The truth? Not really sure and don’t much care. Let’s get to the sampling.