A fuzzy navel is a fruity, fun summer drink. Perfect for brunch or your next BBQ!
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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!
Below is a list of ingredients with some helpful tidbits. Scroll all the way down for the recipe card with full instructions.
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.
TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU
- 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 Sshnapps, which is a popular version, has 15% ALC/VOL (30 proof).
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.
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Fuzzy Navel Cocktail
- 3 oz Peach Schnapps
- 3 oz orange juice
- 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.
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Originally published April 20, 2015