You all know how I love my Old Fashioneds, but as a woman who believes in the phrase “variety is the spice of life”,?I've been on the lookout for another cocktail I can give my love to. On New Years Eve, I found it in the Harvey Wallbanger ( 2 parts vodka, 1 part Galliano, fresh orange juice) spin off the Wally Harbanger:
1 oz bourbon
1 /2 oz Galliano
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp sugar syrup
sprig of mint (optional)
Mix all ingredients except sprig with crushed ice in a shaker. Serve in a tumbler.
It's a refreshing, delicious drink that deserves a more prominent distinction in the mixology lexicon. I hate the idea that it's going to be next to impossible to order at a bar unless the tender is a truly seasoned and well versed cocktail devotee (which, thankfully, there are a few in this here city). But it's a pretty simple concoction to make on ones own so long as one of those beauteous Galliano bottles are on hand.
If you like slightly sweetened whiskey cocktails, you are really into a treat with this one, but beware – it's strong, strong stuff that's almost too easy to drink.