Saturday, January 06, 2018

Harvey Wallbanger.

First concocted in the early 1950s, the Wallbanger saw a resurgence of popularity in the 1970s.  As a child, I remember pitchers of these and fuzzy navels always on hand.

The strong licorice / anise scent, along with the nuclear yellow color of the Galliano are strong memories.  On looking up the components of this Italian herbal concoction, was surprised to see the complex mix of components.  Got a few, though not all, aspects in.  Would enjoy trying to reproduce this as a non-alcoholic syrup at some point.

Serves one.

- Juice of one large orange
- Antesite licorice essence, to taste (a little goes a long way, trust me)
- Lavender essence, approx. 5-10 drops
- Polar seltzer - orange-vanilla flavor
- crushed ice

Fill glass 1/4 - 1/3 with crushed ice.  Add orange juice, Antesite (I love anise, so used maybe 15 drops) and lavender.  Top with seltzer.  Mix.


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