Lucas Bols Toasts Harvey Wallbanger Day on Nov. 8

This November 8th is National Harvey Wallbanger Day and Lucas Bols, USA invites you to toast in style with a cocktail made with the recently released Galliano L’Autentico.

Who was Harvey Wallbanger, exactly? According to cocktail lore he was a Manhattan Beach surf star who had a few too many cocktails made with vodka, orange juice, and Galliano after losing a surfing competition. He couldn’t leave the bar without stumbling into walls, earning a reputation for himself and the eponymous drink. Harvey Wallbangers were a popular tipple throughout the 1960’s and ‘70s and with the reintroduction of Galliano L’Autentico, can now be enjoyed as Harvey did on that fateful day.

Based on the original recipe developed in 1896, Galliano L’Autentico is heightened with a menagerie of herbs and botanicals including hints of juniper, anise and yarrow musk which add complexity to the signature vanilla flavor making it an authentic artisanal herbal liqueur again.

Raise a glass on National Harvey Wallbanger Day, November 8 at bars in the following cities:

In New York, the original Harvey Wallbanger is served at Huckleberry Bar [588 Grand Street, Brooklyn]. Wallbanger variations can be found at Dram [177 South 4th Street, Brooklyn] and Clover Club [210 Smith Street, Brooklyn].

In Boston, the original Harvey Wallbanger can be enjoyed at Coppa [253 Shawmut Ave, South End, Boston, MA] and the recently opened Foundry on Elm [255 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville].

In San Francisco, try a Whisky Wallbanger at the Burritt Room [417 Stockton Street at Sutter, San Francisco] or try to the original at Hog & Rocks [3431 19th Street at Mission, San Francisco] or Thermidor [8 Mint Plaza, San Francisco].

True Harvey Wallbanger fans can get into the spirit with more than just a cocktail. The key ingredients can also be transformed into a delightfully retro-styled Harvey Wallbanger Bundt Cake. The full recipe is below.

The Original Harvey Wallbanger

1 1/4 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Galliano
3 ounces orange juice
1 slice orange

In a long drink with ice add the vodka and the orange juice. Float Galliano on top and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

Harvey Wallbanger Bundt Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup oil
4 eggs
¼ cup vodka
¼ cup galliano
¾ cup orange juice


1 tablespoon galliano
1 tablespoon vodka
1 cup powdered sugar

Mix cake ingredients together. Bake in bundt pan at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 min. Mix glaze ingredients. When cake is cool, pour glaze over cake.