National Harvey Wallbanger Day

A Harvey Wallbanger is a mixed drink that uses vodka as its central alcoholic base and is then mixed with a liqueur called Galliano L’Autentico (sometimes referred to just as Galliano) and orange juice. It’s a drink that’s probably been around since the 1950s but didn’t become well-known until the 1970s when it rose to the eventual peak of its popularity.

Although it’s not quite as popular as it was during the 1970s, it’s still a drink that’s enjoyed by many people all over the world. It’s also a drink that’s celebrated with its own holiday—a holiday that falls on November 8th and is appropriately known as National Harvey Wallbanger Day.

Boozy Facts About Vodka

Since we’re talking about a drink that uses vodka as its base, we thought that we’d take the time to talk a little bit more about vodka. Below are some of the facts that we’ve learned about this type of alcohol.

  • The word vodka comes from a word that means “water” in several Slavic languages. This word is “voda.”
  • A typical shot of vodka only has 90 calories.
  • During World War I, Russia banned vodka.
  • Vodka originated in Eastern Europe but is now made all over the world.
  • Even though vodka can be made from potatoes, most vodkas are grain-based.

Observing National Harvey Wallbanger Day

If you want to enjoy National Harvey Wallbanger Day and are of appropriate drinking age, then you should take the time to enjoy making your own Harvey Wallbanger. After all, there’s a reason why this drink is an absolute classic.

If you’re not a fan of this drink, however, there are several variations of this drink, including Harvey’s Perfect, a Wallbanger Sunset, and a Grapefruit Harvey Wallbanger. While you’re mixing drinks, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalHarveyWallbangerDay and let us know how you’re serving this drink.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 8 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 8 Saturday
Last year (2023)
November 8 Wednesday
Food & Drinks