Harvey Wallbanger

This Sunday, November 8 is National Harvey Wallbanger Day! Over the years the Harvey Wallbanger has been said to be: Invented in 1952 by the three-time world-champion bartender, Donato “Duke” Antone. Named after a California surfer who was a regular customer of Duke’s ‘Blackwatch’ Bar on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Received international acclaim by Galliano […]

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on November 6th, 2015

Harvey Wallbanger

This Sunday, November 8 is National Harvey Wallbanger Day! Over the years the Harvey Wallbanger has been said to be:

  • Invented in 1952 by the three-time world-champion bartender, Donato “Duke” Antone.
  • Named after a California surfer who was a regular customer of Duke’s ‘Blackwatch’ Bar on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.
  • Received international acclaim by Galliano salesman, George Bednar.

The classic vodka cocktail received international attention in 1970 after being featured in the TWA in-flight menu.

  • 1 ½ oz Stoli Premium Vodka
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • ½ oz Galliano

Add Stoli Premium Vodka and orange juice into a collins glass filled with ice. Off the back of a spoon, float Galliano. Garnish with a fresh slice of orange.

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