Serving Up Harvey Wallbangers

At my little one’s recent pool party (see full blog post here) I decided to offer Harvey Wallbangers to the adults.  A few took me up on it – certainly not something I could drink more than 1-2 of, but nonetheless, they were different and old school.
I remember my dad breaking out the bottle of Galliano and serving these cocktails when my parents entertained, or maybe just on a Saturday night.  These are fairly easy – OJ, Vodka, and Galliano.  Not sure about the last ingredient?  Galliano is a sweet, herbal liqueur that has a number of natural ingredients such as star anise, Mediterranean anise, Juniper berry, musk yarrow, lavender, peppermint, cinnamon, and Galliano’s hallmark vanilla flavor.
There are a few different stories I’ve read about how this drink came about.  I did learn that it was supposedly invented in 1952 and I do know that it was popular in the 1970s.  So why not take a jump back into the ’70s and mix up one of these cocktails!  As always, I’d love to know what you think!
Harvey Wallbanger
Serves 1
1 ½ ounces vodka
4 ounces orange juice
½ ounce Galliano
Slice or wedge of orange to garnish
Fill a glass with ice cubes.   Add vodka and orange juice, and then stir to combine.  With a spoon, float the Galliano on top.  Garnish.  Adding a maraschino cherry to the orange garnish was popular too!
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