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Party Like it’s 1979: The Harvey Wallbanger

Party Like it’s 1979: The Harvey Wallbanger

It’s the ’70s and sleek cocktail lounges of the ’50s and ’60s have given way to blonde-wooded, fern-bedecked singles bars. The hairy-chested, gold-chained, porn-stached lounge lizard three seats over wants to buy you a drink. What are you going to have?

A Harvey Wallbanger, of course! I mean, it’s got “bang” right in the name. (Why else did you come out tonight?)

Drink historians (yeah, I guess there are such a thing) consider the ’70s the “Death Valley of cocktail eras.” Mixed drinks were laden with heavy cream and sickly sweet liqueurs, “fine” wine included Riunite (“that’s nice!”) and the great national debate pitted “tastes great” against “less filling.” Comparatively, the Harvey Wallbanger is a bastion of sophistication. Plus, you can finally use that bottle of Galliano you inherited from  your grandma.

The Harvey Wallbanger

Ingredients
1 oz. vodka
4 oz. orange juice
1⁄2 oz. Galliano liqueur

Directions
Pour vodka and orange juice into an ice-filled collins glass. Stir. Float Galliano on top by pouring gently over the back of a spoon.

There’s a whole backstory behind the ‘Banger, involving a California surfer, but it turns out to be mostly bullshit and actually an invention of a copywriter who worked for the company that makes Galliano in the ’70s. Which might make that the most ’70s thing ever.

Anyway, we hope you liked this recipe. Now go get that lounge lizard- but make sure you take your rings off before you hit the sack. Don’t wanna get ’em caught in his chest hair.

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Get your Groove On with Munroe Lilly

Get your Groove On with Munroe Lilly

Munroe Lilly is the ’70s’ ‘hair’ apparent!

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It’s the ’70s and that means it’s time to do a little dance, make a little love and, obviously, get down tonight. Munroe Lilly is here and wants to get down with you. Won’t you join him?

1. What is your favorite thing about the ’70s?

I love the ’70s for the clothes, hair and the overall vibe. It was about free love, peace, happiness, and fighting war through music and protest. Add in the psychedelic drugs and you have basically the perfect decade.

2. If you could have drinks/dinner with any person from that era, real or fictional, who would it be and why?

Honestly, I would love to have drinks with a lot of people from that decade. ’70s-era Diana Ross, Cher, and Tina turner. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie. And on and on… they all encompass/ed a specific kind of strength that I identify with and that’s having the courage to do and be exactly who they want to be both on and off the stage. They all were/are so electric as performers and yet were/are complicated people. I see a lot of myself in all of them.

3. Is there anyone from today you think embodies the idea of the ’70s?

My very good friend Lillian! (who happens to be the ‘Lilly’ in Munroe Lilly.) She’s such a gentle spirit. I call her my bohemian goddess. She has a great deal of that specific kind of courage that I admire. She does what she wants and on her terms with an air of beauty, truth, and love.

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