Harvey Wallbanger

Harvey Wallbanger cocktail
The Harvey Wallbanger is a cocktail that features vodka, orange juice and an Italian liqueur called Galliano L'Autentico (or just Galliano). The drink is sweet, fruity and slightly herbal due to the liqueur.
The Harvey Wallbanger is very similar to the Screwdriver cocktail with the only difference being the additional Galliano L'Autentico liqueur. Galliano liqueur has numerous natural ingredients including star anise, Mediterranean anise, juniper berry, musk yarrow, lavender, peppermint, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
The Harvey Wallbanger is believed to have been created by the bartender Donate Antone whilst working at a Los Angeles bar in the 1950s. The drink took the name of one of the bars regular customers.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Highball glass


  • 45 ml vodka
  • 90 ml orange juice
  • 15 ml Galliano L'Autentico liqueur

to garnish

  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  • Fill your highball glass with ice.
  • Pour in the vodka and the orange juice.
  • Float the Galliano L'Autentico liqueur on top.
  • Garnish the glass with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.


How to make a Harvey Wallbanger without Galliano?

A Harvey Wallbanger without Galliano is a Screwdriver cocktail, if you want to replace the Galliano it is said to be possible to use some sambuca instead.

Is Galliano Vanilla the same as Galliano?

Galliano is actually a branded drinks range, although if the question is how similar are Galliano L’Autentico and Galliano Vanilla then the short answer is they are very similar, but the Vanilla variant has a stronger vanilla flavour that the slightly gentler one found in L’Autentico.

For most people the substitution will work just fine!

What vodka cocktails are best?

If you like a vodka cocktail like the Harvey Wallbanger, we also have a roundup of our top ten cocktails with vodka, its not official, but we think you’ll find these cocktails are all worth trying.

Galliano L'Autentico liqueur is made from neutral alcohol steeped with a wide range of herbs and spices which add to Galliano's unique vanilla sweetness. If you have Galliano in your drink, no simple syrup or other sweeteners are required.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.