How Harvey Became King of the Cocktail

Thank you for having me at your Nordic meeting last month. I hope you enjoyed my talk as well as the rest of your stay.

As promised here are the recipes for the drinks and cocktails I served:

Harvey Wallbanger
12,0 cl. orange juice
4,5 cl. Smirnoff Black Small Batch Vodka
1,5 cl. Galliano Vanilla

Add the vodka and the orange juice to a ice filled highball glass. Stir, and float the Galliano on top. Garnish with a blood orange slice and a red dotted paper straw.

The original recipe calls for a flag as garnish (orange slice assembled with an artificial neon red almond flavored cherry). I spared you that experience.

Harvey Wallbanger is simply a Screwdriver topped with the vanilla intense Italian liqueur Galliano, and was a huge hit in the 1970s. The drink are named after Harvey Wallbanger, a west coast surfer dude, that is said to have banged his head to the wall repeatedly one night after being over served with the drink. He later became an icon of the 70’s and ran for office (as a joke though).

Classic recipe.

Gammel Have / Old Garden
5,0 cl. Ketel One Vodka
3,0 cl. Giffard Banane du Bresil
3,0 cl. lime juice
5,0 cl. orange juice
8,0 cl. Sprite or Bitter Lemon

Shake all the ingredients except the Sprite over ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Top with Sprite, squeeze a couple of lime wedges over the top, and drop them into the glass as garnish. Final touch: a green striped paper straw.

Gammel Have was the Danish hit drink in the southern part of Eastern Denmark in the 70’s. Invented by a bartender on the ferry that connected Germany and Denmark for at truck driver who asked for more than just a rum and coke. He carried vegetables, greens and fruit for a market garden hence the name and ingredients.

Adapted from an updated recipe by Karen Nielsen, home bartender, member of Mixology Monday and writer of and

4,5 cl. Bulleit Bourbon
3,0 cl. Campari
3,0 cl. Martini Rosso Vermouth

Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Classic recipe.

Boulevardier 34
3,0 cl. Dubonnet
3,0 cl. Cocchi Americano Blanco
1,5 cl. Campari
1,5 cl. Hennesy Fine de Cognac

Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Recipe adapted from ‘The Art of the Shim’ by Dinah Sanders.

Another great shim cocktail would be your very own Pimm’s No. 1 Cup with an added backbone of a splash of Gordon’s Crisp Cucumber Gin. Yum!