There aren’t many summer cocktails as simple as this Fuzzy Navel with peach and orange flavors. It’s a divine drink for brunch with your favorite people.
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With the advent of warmer weather, I’ve been mentally prepping for more get-togethers with family and friends!
There’s something about spring and summer that makes me want to leave the house more, you know? Even if the temperature doesn’t change much, more sunshine means more energy for me!
Whenever I do a brunch or small party in the warmer, sunnier months, one of my favorite cocktails to order up is this fuzzy navel. It’s my perfect idea for summer: a sweet, smooth drink filled with orange and peach flavors. Plus, if it’s later in the evening, I can make it a bit “harder” with a spot of vodka – that’s called a hairy navel! Enjoy this cocktail!
Fuzzy Navel: Ingredients & Equipment
To make a Fuzzy Navel, you’ll need …
- orange juice – one-half of the fuzzy navel. You’ll want to use 2 parts of this for every 1 part of peach schnapps. I tend to use orange juice with no pulp or extra sugar added.
- peach schnapps – the other important part of a fuzzy navel!
- vodka, optional – a “hairy navel” is a fuzzy navel with added vodka, or with half of the schnapps replaced with vodka. You can give your drink a little more punch (and less sweetness) with the addition of vodka, but it’s not necessary! If you DO use vodka, make sure it’s not super cheap – which I know sounds crazy, but very cheap vodka can ruin this drink and make it taste like medicine. Ick!
- ice – fuzzy navels are best served cold, after all!
NOTE: You may also want to garnish the drink with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry!
- cocktail shaker – this is one of those drinks that you want to be shaken, so grab hold of a cocktail shaker to make your fuzzy (or hairy) navel just perfect.
Fuzzy Navel: FAQs
Use Sunny D instead of orange juice for the same flavor, just more sweetness. Yum!!
Like most cocktails, just a few minutes! Nothing too fancy here!!
You can find lots of different varieties at your local liquor store, so I’d have a browse. Traditionally, the drink uses a brand called DeKuyper – who may have also invented the drink if you believe all the “lore” behind the cocktail! However, some folks find DeKuyper a bit lower quality. If that’s the case, don’t feel like you need to use it.
Just one! You’ll have to make a few batches if you want to serve up a fuzzy navel to all your friends. It’s also a recipe that’s easily doubled, tripled, etc for a pitcher!
Absolutely! Some people prefer half and half rather than 2:1. (This will make a much, much stronger drink, just FYI.) You’re still making a fuzzy navel if you modify it a bit!!
Yes! I’ve had this recipe with fresh OJ before – heavenly. No need to run to the store if you have oranges lying around waiting to be juiced!
Get one of those tall, thin highball glasses for your fuzzy navel!! (Or you can do what I did once and drink it right from a big mug – that’s definitely not as traditional, but it’s also totally understandable. 😉)
Other recipes you may enjoy
- 4 ounces orange juice
- 2 ounces peach schnapps
- 1 ounce vodka (optional for the hairy navel)
- orange slice and maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)
- Add ice to your cocktail shaker.
- Add all ingredients to your cocktail shaker and shake well for 10-15 seconds.
- Fill your cup with ice and strain the drink mixture over the ice.
- If desired, garnish with an orange slice.
- Want your drink to be a touch sweeter? Use Sunny D instead of orange juice.
- This recipe easily doubles, triples, etc. for a crowd.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g
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