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