This recipe for a fuzzy navel is going to be your new favorite fruity, fun drink. Perfect for brunch or your next BBQ!
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!
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.
Equipment you’ll need
- Cocktail Glasses – these highball glasses are cute.
- Shaker – not necessary, but a nice touch.
- Reusable Straws – cute straws to top it off.
How to make a Fuzzy Navel
This is an easy one – are you ready??
- STEP ONE: Add peach schnapps and orange juice to a glass with ice and stir to combine. THAT’S IT!
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!
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Originally published April 20, 2015