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Harvey Wallbanger

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The Harvey Wallbanger is a mixed drink made with vodka, Galliano, and orange juice.


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History

The Harvey Wallbanger appears in literature as early as 1971. The cocktail is reputed to have been invented in 1952 by three-time world champion mixologist Donato "Duke" Antone, and named by Antone after a surfer frequenting Antone's Blackwatch Bar in Los Angeles. However, recent research by culinary historians casts doubt on this theory. Robert Simonson goes so far as to say that "no sane person ever believed that story." Simonson emphasizes the lack of a historical record for any Blackwatch Bar, and indicates that, in fact, Antone lived in Hartford, Connecticut, rather than Los Angeles during the relevant period.

Other historians such as David Wondrich emphasize the role of McKesson Imports Company and its marketing team for developing the drink, confirming among other things that the company commissioned a graphic artist to develop a "Harvey Wallbanger" sandal-clad surfer mascot in the late 1960s. It is known that McKesson executive George Bednar was instrumental in promoting the drink as a means of selling its component Galliano liqueur, and Bednar claimed to have penned a popular tagline for the drink: "Harvey Wallbanger is the name. And I can be made!".


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Other uses

  • The 1982 Milwaukee Brewers, winners of the American League pennant, were nicknamed "Harvey's Wallbangers," because of the team's power hitting (wall banging) under mid-season manager Harvey Kuenn. After a mediocre 23-24 start to the season, manager Buck Rodgers was fired. Under Kuenn, the team went 72-43 (.626), led the Major Leagues in home runs and total bases, and produced the highest team OPS+ since the 1931 New York Yankees.
  • The SAS sometimes referred to C4 explosive charges as "Harvey Wall-bangers."
  • Harvey Wallbanger is sometimes used to refer to the Wall Follower maze solving algorithm.
  • Harvey Wallbanger was the puppet character who ran the "dead-letter" post office on the Canadian children's show, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
  • In CB lingo, a Harvey Wallbanger is a drunk driver; specifically, one who continually drifts across the road from one shoulder to the other and back.
  • Conservative talk-show host Michael Savage refers to rival conservative talk-show host Sean Hannity as Harvey Wallbanger.
  • In the 2008 film Bart Got a Room, Ernie buys this drink for his ex-wife Beth at a bar near the end of the film.
  • In the 2018 film Game Night, the character of Max played by Jason Bateman orders the drink whilst at a bar.
  • In Sesame Street, a character named Harvey Kneeslapper, who was fond of practical jokes and riddles, appeared for a time.

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Source of the article : Wikipedia

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