Happy Harvey Wallbanger Day!

Looking for a wild and crazy boat drink? Or perhaps an Italian spin on a classic cocktail.

Consider a Harvey Wallbanger… but be prepared. Sure, it’s just a kicked-up screwdriver, but the Galliano “kick” delivers 42.3% alcohol. Created in the 1950’s by California bartender Donato “Duke” Antone, the Harvey Wallbanger didn’t get popular until the 1970’s. Galliano is made with vanilla and various herbs and spices, including star anise, juniper, lavender, and cinnamon.

Keep It Super Simple if you make one:
1¼ oz vodka
3 oz orange juice (fresh is awesome)
½ oz Galliano
Pour the vodka and oj over ice in your glass and stir. Then float the Galliano on top. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry for traditional perfection.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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