Fuzzy Navel Cocktail Recipe

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This recipe for a fuzzy navel is going to be your new favorite fruity, fun drink. Perfect for brunch or your next BBQ!

two fuzzy navel cocktails in highball glasses with orange garnish & colorful straws

Fuzzy Navel Drink

A fuzzy navel is easy, sweet, and screams summer.

Made with a blend of peach schnapps and orange juice, this drink is sure to give you all those good summertime vibes – you don’t even need a shaker which makes it perfect for backyard entertaining.

My mom, who actually doesn’t drink at all, will tell you that a Fuzzy Navel is her favorite drink. Because they are so mild, they are perfect to serve at a brunch, just like a mimosa or my cranberry prosecco spritzer.

Straight out of the 80s (just like me), if you haven’t tried one yet, you need to!

fuzzy navel cocktail surrounded by oranges & peaches

Ingredients for a Fuzzy Navel

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

  • Peach Schnapps – Easy to find at any liquor store or market, Peach Schnapps is a fruity and sweet spirit.
  • Orange Juice – I like to use Simply OJ, use your favorite.
  • Ice – No one likes a warm cocktail!
  • Vodka – Optional – takes it up a notch.
fuzzy navel cocktail in a highball glass with a striped straw

Equipment you’ll need

How to make a Fuzzy Navel

This is an easy one – are you ready??

  1. STEP ONE: Add peach schnapps and orange juice to a glass with ice and stir to combine. THAT’S IT!
collage of hand pouring juice and schnapps into a glass for a fuzzy navel

Why is it called a fuzzy navel?

The name Fuzzy Navel comes from the fact that a peach is “fuzzy” (can you picture the tiny hairs?) and navel is referencing a navel orange. That’s it. Kinda gross name; very delicious drink.

When was the fuzzy navel invented?

The fuzzy navel came about in the 1980s by a bartender named Ray Foley. Thanks, Ray!

How much alcohol is in peach schnapps?

Peach Schnapps became popular in America in the 1980s. DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps, which is a popular version, has 15% ALC/VOL (30 proof).

Fuzzy Navel Variations 🍑

Like I said, it is optional, but I sometimes add a shot of vodka which will turn a Fuzzy Navel into a Hairy Navel.

Add grenadine and it will turn into a Pierced Fuzzy Navel.

Or you can try a fuzzy navel jello shot!

To make a pitcher, multiply the recipe by however many you’d like to serve and add it to a pitcher. For example, to make a batch to serve 6, you’d need 18 ounces of peach schnapps and 18 ounces of orange juice. Make sure you plan for a large enough pitcher!

Need more cocktail recipes? Try these:

Skinny Pineapple Coconut Cocktail
Fall Cocktail Recipes
Patriotic Vodka Cocktail
Berry Sangria
Ranch Water Cocktail

Click here for my entire collection of drink recipes.

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two fuzzy navel cocktails in highball glasses with orange garnish & colorful straws

Fuzzy Navel Cocktail

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
This recipe for a fuzzy navel is going to be your new favorite fruity, fun drink. Perfect for brunch or your next BBQ!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 257 kcal


  • 3 ounces Peach Schnapps
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • ice


  • Add peach schnapps and orange juice to a glass with ice and stir to combine.


  • Fresh squeezed orange juice is best.
  • This drink can be made in any size so long as the ratios of the liquids are equal.
  • To take it up a notch, add 1 shot of vodka before stirring.
  • To chill your drink, add all ingredients to a shaker, shake, and then serve.


Serving: 1gCalories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Originally published April 20, 2015

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  1. Sue Moreno says

    Hi Melissa,
    I am so sorry to hear about Ray, that is so tragic to go thru, I remember with Sam, my golden retriever had to be put down with lung cancer, like you he was my baby, just be comforted with the thirteen years of love and devotion you two had for each other.

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