The Harvey Wallbanger cocktail is one of those drinks that you always with pleasure, especially in this period, when the oranges are at their peak.
The Harvey Wallbanger recipe is very simple, take a Screwdriver (vodka and orange juice) and add a sprinkle of Galliano liquor. That’s it: yet this cocktail, born in the ’50s by the hand of the barman Duke Antone, has a freshness and a drinkability you’ll never get tired of.
And the reason is simple: vodka is almost neutral, OK, we like it for its sharp, warm touch, but when the sweetness of the oranges is blended with the spices and herbs of the Galliano liqueur, well, something magic happens.
Two words about Galliano, a liqueur that is not great alone, but when it is dissolved in orange or pineapple juice it becomes fabulous, adding pyrotechnic notes that dazzle the palate.
When and why should you drink the old Harvey?
The H. W. is a fabulous aperitif, not too alcoholic and with an elegant and nifty, but never difficult, flavor. If you are tired of the classic screwdriver or you want to sip a more complex drink, give the old Harvey a chance!
Harvey Wallbanger cocktail ingredients
- 4.5 cl of vodka
- 1.5 cl of Galliano liqueur
- 9 cl of orange juice
- maraschino cherry
How to make the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail
The shaker is not needed. Just squeeze an orange and strain juice.
Fill a highball glass with ice, pour orange juice, vodka and let it slide on the surface a bit of Galliano liqueur.
Garnish with a cocktail cherry, a lime (or orange) slice, rosemary or a candied orange peel.
Suggested food pairings
Parmigiana ravioli, spaghetti with clams, chicken tikka masala, Chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara, paella mixta.
If you like vodka cocktails, here are other recipes you may like: Vodka Sour, Espresso Martini, White Russian, Moscow Mule, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Tonic, Kamikaze, Sex on the beach, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary, Caipiroska, Black Russian.