Harvey Wallbanger

Pure 1950s vintage! Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and orange juice on the rocks with a float of Italian herb liqueur...a classic then, a classic now.

Harvey Wallbanger


  • 35ml

    Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

  • 10ml

    Italian herb liqueur

  • 100ml

    Orange juice

  • 1

    Orange Slice (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Highball Glass

  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Add all ingredients except the Italian Liqueur to a Highball Glass filled with Cubed Ice.
    2. Stir to combine.
    3. Float Italian Liqueur on top.
    4. Garnish with an orange slice
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    13 g per serve

Interesting Facts

The Harvey Wallbanger was a popular drink in the 1970s and is often associated with the disco era.

History of Drink

The Harvey Wallbanger is a classic cocktail that first emerged in the 1950s, but it wasn't until the 1970s that the drink really took off in popularity. During this era the cocktail became synonymous with the disco culture and was a favourite among partygoers and cocktail enthusiasts alike.

The origins of the Harvey Wallbanger's name are somewhat unclear, but it’s believed to have been named after a California surfer named Harvey, who was known for ‘banging’ into walls after consuming too many of these potent cocktails. While the exact details of Harvey's story may be lost to time, the cocktail that bears his name has become a classic.

The Harvey Wallbanger is typically served in a tall glass over ice and garnished with a slice of orange. While it may not be the most sophisticated cocktail, its sweet and refreshing flavour profile and catchy name have made it a favourite among cocktail enthusiasts for decades.