A Harvey Wallbanger is a popular cocktail that was invented in 1952 according to some sources. This vodka and orange juice based drink is super easy to make.
How to Make a Harvey Wallbanger
The best thing about the Harvey Wallbanger is the hint of vanilla with the orange. To make this cocktail is super easy and takes only a minute or two.
Ingredients in a Harvey Wallbanger
You will need the following three ingredients to make the Harvey Wallbanger:
- Oranges (or orange juice)
Mixing the Cocktail
- To make this cocktail, simply squeeze the orange of approximately two oranges into a Boston Shaker (or similar cocktail shaker) with a couple of ice cubes.. Sometimes, I also squeeze that juice of a small nectarine as well for an extra bit of flavour.
- You will then add in two ounces of vodka and 1 ounce of Galliano (which is a vanilla liqueur). Give it a shake until the shaker is cold to the touch.
- Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange slice / swizzle stick or other decorations. Serve with or without ice.
What Does Galliano Taste Like?
Galliano tastes like vanilla with a hint of anise to it, so basically a Harvey Wallbanger tastes like a vanilla screwdriver drink!
The glasses you see above are vintage rooster glasses that I picked up on an antiquing trip and are part of my vintage bar ware collection. You can see more of my glasses (and cocktails) on my Instagram @mrkitchenmagpie.
Some other drinks you may enjoy:
- Sex on the Beach Cocktail
- How to Make a Cosmopolitan Cocktail Drink
- Maple Whiskey Mojito (The Sortilege Mojito)
Thanks and I hope you like it!
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Galliano vanilla liqueur
- 2 oranges
- Take the oranges and squeeze them with a juicer into a Boston Shaker or similar cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the vodka and Galliano to the shaker as well.
- Shake until cold to the touch.
- Pour into glass, garnish with orange slice and serve.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.