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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.

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A Harvey Wallbanger in a Vintage Rooster Glass

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.

What You’ll Need

You will need the following three ingredients to make the Harvey Wallbanger:

  • Oranges (or orange juice)
  • Vodka
  • Galliano

Getting Started

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange slice / swizzle stick or other decorations. Serve with or without ice.
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Close up of the Harvey Wallbanger 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.


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Harvey Wallbanger
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

A Harvey Wallbanger is a popular cocktail that was invented in 1952 according to some sources. This drink is a very popular one in bars around the world and is super easy to make.

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: cocktails
Keyword: harvey wallbanger
Servings: 1
Calories: 348 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Galliano vanilla liqueur
  • 2 oranges
  1. Take the oranges and squeeze them with a juicer into a Boston Shaker or similar cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Add the vodka and Galliano to the shaker as well.

  3. Shake until cold to the touch.

  4. Pour into glass, garnish with orange slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

You can also use orange juice if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Harvey Wallbanger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348
% Daily Value*
Potassium 474mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 32g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 11.8%
Vitamin C 168.9%
Calcium 10.5%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I don't cook or bake but I do write. I'm the one who gets stuck with the cleaning. I ALSO love my kids, chocolate, my wife and bourbon. The order depends on when you ask. You can find me on Instagram@MrKitchenMagpie

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