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Harvey Wallbanger

[wawl-bang-er] /ˈwɔlˌbæŋ ər/
a screwdriver cocktail topped with Galliano.
Origin of Harvey Wallbanger
allegedly after an American surfer named Tom Harvey, who favored such a drink; but the story is unsubstantiated and may have been fabricated by marketers of Galliano Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for harvey-wallbanger

a cocktail of vodka, Galliano liqueur, and orange juice

Word Origin

named for a California surfer who would console himself with such a cocktail and then bang into a wall on the way out of the establishment

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