Legendary Provocateur Harvey Wallbanger Kicks Off Five-City U.S. Tour
After a summer that saw Harvey Wallbanger surprise New Orleans with the world’s first cocktail flash mob at Tales of the Cocktail, Galliano L’Autentico announced today that the world famous party animal will continue to spread the cocktail legacy on a five-city U.S. tour kicking off Friday, October 24th in Las Vegas at the city’s Life Is Beautiful festival, where Harvey Wallbanger cocktails will be served at the main downtown stage for 60K+ attendees.
In addition to Las Vegas stop, Harvey’s tour schedule will take him and his trademark Golden Cadillac across the Southwestern U.S. The tour will climax with a Harvey Wallbanger Day Homecoming blowout in Los Angeles, where it all began in the city’s “fern bars” of the 60s and 70s.
Las Vegas – October 24th
Dallas – October 26th
Denver – October 29th
San Diego – November 5th
Harvey’s Homecoming: Los Angeles – Nov. 8 (Nat’l Harvey Wallbanger Day), Nov. 10 (Homecoming Party)
All events are free to attend, and Harvey Wallbanger is buying drinks if you dress in 70’s gear. Complete details on all events will be posted on Facebook.com/GallianoLiqueur.
The Story of Harvey Wallbanger
Harvey’s namesake cocktail of vodka, Galliano L’Autentico, and orange juice was a popular tipple in so-called “fern bars” throughout the 1960’s and ‘70s. Legend has it that the cocktail was named for a Manhattan Beach surf star who had a few too many after losing a surfing competition. His inability to leave the bar without stumbling into walls earned him a reputation and the nickname that inspired the drink. Today bartenders from coast to coast are rediscovering this simple, delicious cocktail. Appearing on cocktail menus around the country, both in its original form or with modern-day twists, the legend of Harvey continues.
The Original Harvey Wallbanger
- Long drink
- 1 1/4 oz. Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Galliano
- 4 oz. orange juice
- Build ingredients in a glass filled with ice cubes and stir
- Garnish with orange slice