November 8 – National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

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Facts on Wallbangers

  • A Harvey Wallbanger is a mixed drink made with vodka, Galliano, and orange juice.
  • The Harvey Wallbanger was invented in 1952 by three-time world champion mixologist Donato ‘Duke’ Antone (Paolantonio).
  • The Harvey Wallbanger was brought to international prominence by then Galliano salesman, George Bednar.
  • Legend has it that the drink was named after a Manhattan Beach surfer who was a regular patron of Duke’s ‘Blackwatch’ Bar on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood during the early 1950s.
  • A typical Harvey Wallbanger has about 176 calories.