An essential drink of the ’70s disco and fern-bar era, the Harvey Wallbanger has a past that is murky and full of questions. But whether the popular story of its creation in a Sunset Boulevard bar turns out to be true—and it’s likely we’ll never know for sure—there’s something about this cocktail that simply shouts Los Angeles.
1½ oz. vodka
4 oz. fresh orange juice
½ oz. Galliano
Garnish: orange slice
Combine vodka and orange juice in an ice-filled glass and stir to combine. Pour the Galliano over the back of a barspoon so that the liqueur floats atop the drink. Garnish.