The Fuzzy Navel has come a long way since its accidental origins. The simplicity of this drink makes it great for when you don’t feel like bringing out all the cocktail equipment. The little work required combined with the delicious flavour of peach schnapps and orange juice makes this cocktail amazing! It’s no surprise that it has grown to become as popular as it has.
If you’re interested in the history of this cocktail, there will be a section later on in this post that goes over it.
Here’s What You’re Going To Need
You’re going to need some equipment:
- Whisky glass
- Barspoon (any stir stick will work.)
Here is the ingredients you will need:
Fuzzy Navel Drink Recipe
- Whisky glass
- 1 & 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
- 4 oz orange juice
- Ice cubes
- 1 orange wedge
- Fill a whisky glass with ice cubes.
- Add the peach schnapps and orange juice. Stir well with a barspoon.
- Garnish with an orange wedge.
History Of Fuzzy Navel Cocktail
The Fuzzy Navel was created by Ray Foley in the 1980s and back then it contained equal parts peach schnapps and equal parts orange juice. Ray created this cocktail in New Jersey when someone at the bar gave accidentally gave Ray the idea by complimenting the smell of peach schnapps while ray was also cutting oranges to use as a garnish.
Ever since the fuzzy navel was first created, mixologists and bartenders around the world have been adding their own spins onto the drink. The most common adjustments from the original recipe are by adding more or less peach schnapps to adjust the ABV of the drink.
Recipe Notes & F.A.Q’s
How can I increase the ABV without adding vodka?You can add less orange juice, more peach schnapps, or both.
What peach schnapps do you reccomend?My favourite peach scnapps is McGuinness Peach Schnapps but really any will work.
Recipe Size Conversion
Do you want to make this cocktail for a party or event? We have you covered. This calculator will tell you how many millilitres you need for every ingredient. All you need to do is type the number of drinks that you would like to make in total and the calculator will do the rest.
Some Other Ways This Drink Is Made
This variation of the fuzzy navel uses vodka. This is a very potent version of the Fuzzy Navel and makes it more of a screwdriver with some peach schnapps. When vodka is added to a fuzzy navel it is sometimes refferred to as a hairy navel.
This is the classic version of the Fuzzy Navel with equal parts peach schnapps and equal parts orange juice.