Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Recipe

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 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.