National Harvey Wallbanger Day November 8. Photo Credit:


Each year on November 8, many people all across the country like to mix 3 parts vodka, 1 part Galliano and 6 parts orange juice, pour it into a highball glass, garnish it with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry and celebrate National Harvey Wallbanger Day.

It has been reported that the Harvey Wallbanger was:

  • Invented in 1952 by three-time-world-champion bartender, Donato ‘Duke’ Antone.
  • Named after a Manhattan Beach surfer who was a regular patron of Duke’s ‘Blackwatch’ Bar on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.
  • Brought to international prominence by Galliano salesman, George Bednar.

To celebrate, call some of your friends to get together, have them meet you at your local bar, everyone order a Harvey Wallbanger, raise you glasses and cheers to a Happy National Harvey Wallbanger Day!!  (remember to drink responsibly and NEVER drink and drive!)


Our research was unable to find the creator and the origin of National Harvey Wallbanger Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


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