It's National Harvey Wallbanger Day--party like a drunk surfer [RECIPE]
No drink screams 1970s shag-carpeted, orange-swag-lamped, Holidome cocktail lounge quite as loudly as the Harvey Wallbanger. Invented in the 1950s, the Harvey Wallbanger is kin to other era cocktail marvels such as the White Russian and Rusty Nail. The drink is basically a Screwdriver with Galliano (a liqueur of yellowish hue and sugared herbal notes). The drink was supposedly named after a California surfer--Harvey--who liked this concoction so much that he had way too many and ran into a few walls. That's what they say.
The Harvey Wallbanger. Warning: walls may be closer than they appear.
Today, November 8, is National Harvey Wallbanger Day. Celebrate by digging that dusty bottle of Galliano out of the liquor cabinet, mixing up this recipe, and toasting to a drunken surfer.
1 1/2 ounces vodka
4 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. Galliano
Orange slice for garnish
In a highball glass almost filled with ice, combine vodka and orange juice. Float Galliano (pour slowly over the back of a spoon) on top and garnish with orange slice.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious.com