The Harvey Wallbanger. Photo by Jay Keaton | Wikimedia.
|November 8th is National Harvey Wallbanger Day, a cocktail made with the Italian herbal liqueur Galliano (more formally, Liquore Galliano L’Autentico) plus vodka and orange juice (a Screwdriver with Galliano).
Galliano was created in 1896 and named after an Italian war hero, Giuseppe Galliano.
But what about Harvey Wallbanger?
According to legend, Harvey was a Manhattan Beach surfer who patronized Duke’s Blackwatch Bar on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Donato “Duke” Antone, a world champion mixologist, invented the Harvey Wallbanger in 1952.
As the story goes, after losing a competition, the surfer tried one at the bar and banged into a few walls on his way out. (Duke also created the the Rusty Nail, the White Russian and other popular cocktails.)
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