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Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Mar 20, 2020 • 1 min read

The Harvey Wallbanger cocktail is a sweet mixed drink that consists of vodka and orange juice—similar to a screwdriver—but with the addition of the Italian liqueur Galliano L’Autentico. This cocktail recipe emerged onto the scene around the 1950s, surging in popularity around the 1970s. The history of the cocktail is contested, though the Harvey Wallbanger is widely believed to have been invented by marketers at McKesson Imports Company in order to sell one of their products: Galliano liqueur.



Harvey Wallbanger Recipe

1 cocktail
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min


  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces fresh orange juice
  • ½ ounce Galliano L'Autentico liqueur
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange slice
  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the vodka, followed by the orange juice.
  3. Stir.
  4. Pour the Galliano gently over the back of a bar spoon to float the liqueur on top.
  5. Top the finished cocktail with your fruit.

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