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Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail

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The Harvey Wallbanger is a vibrant and flavorful cocktail that combines the smoothness of vodka with the refreshing zest of orange juice, finished off with a hint of sweet and herbal Galliano liqueur. This classic drink, known for its bright, sunny appearance, is perfect for those looking to enjoy a light yet indulgent beverage that captures the essence of a carefree summer day.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first sip, the Harvey Wallbanger greets your palate with the familiar and invigorating taste of freshly squeezed orange juice. The natural sweetness and tanginess of the juice create a refreshing base that is both lively and satisfying. As you continue to enjoy the cocktail, the smooth vodka subtly makes its presence known, adding a mild warmth that balances perfectly with the citrus notes.

The finishing touch of Galliano liqueur brings an unexpected layer of complexity to the drink. Its unique blend of sweet vanilla and aromatic herbs adds depth, leaving a lingering, slightly sweet aftertaste. The Galliano not only enhances the overall flavor profile but also introduces a delightful twist that sets the Harvey Wallbanger apart from other citrus-based cocktails.

Tips & Tricks

Muddle a handful of fresh raspberries or strawberries at the bottom of the glass before adding the liquid ingredients for a fruity enhancement.

Substitute half of the orange juice with fresh grapefruit juice for a tangier, more complex flavor.

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Harvey Wallbanger

Harvey Wallbanger


  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 0.5 oz Galliano liqueur


  1. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice.
  2. Pour in vodka, then orange juice.
  3. Stir well to chill and combine.
  4. Pour the Galliano over the back of a bar spoon so it floats near the top of the drink.
  5. Add half an orange slice to garnish and serve without stirring.

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