|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 80mg||399%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The fuzzy navel is a peachy screwdriver that's very easy to make at home. After one taste, you'll discover why this sweet and fruity cocktail has been a favorite for many drinkers since its debut in the 1980s.
To make a fuzzy navel, all you have to do is pour a shot of peach schnapps over ice and fill the glass with orange juice. No shaking, straining, or any other fancy bar tricks are required; just pour and drink.
The combination of sweetened peach and orange is irresistible. It's a fun retro drink for a throwback party and easy enough for casual summer entertaining. Enjoy it with brunch and serve it in a pitcher if you like, or sip it at happy hour. It's a tasty, fruity vodka highball perfect for any time of day, season, or occasion.
"Despite its silly name, that kind of makes you not want to order it aloud at a bar, the fuzzy navel is totally good. It's basically a slightly boozy peach OJ. The acidity in oranges keeps the sweetness in check. High-quality peach schnapps makes a big difference." —Tom Macy
1 1/2 ounces peach schnapps
4 1/2 ounces orange juice
Orange slice, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the peach schnapps into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
Top with orange juice.
Stir well and garnish with an orange slice. Serve and enjoy.
This recipe is so simple that it begs for experimentation. When you're in the mood for something a bit of different, go ahead and add to the peachy-orange base:
- Cut the orange juice in half and replace it with fresh-squeezed lemonade to give the average fuzzy navel a little more life.
- Consider adding just a dash of your favorite fruit syrup, but don't overdo it or the drink will become too sweet. Raspberry syrup is a perfect place to begin.
- Take inspiration from the tequila sunrise and add a small amount of grenadine (or another red fruit syrup) to finish off the drink with a sweet sunrise effect.
- Save a little room in the glass to add a clear soda (e.g., ginger ale, lemon-lime, etc.). Just remember to pour slowly because the carbonation can react with the acids in the orange juice, so it likes to fizz up fast.
- Make a frozen fuzzy navel for a blended, boozy treat. Place 1 cup of ice into a blender with 1 or 2 fresh peaches that are skinned, pitted, and sliced. Use a low setting to chop up the larger chunks. Add 3 ounces peach schnapps and 1 cup (8 ounces) orange juice and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 or 3 cocktail glasses and garnish with peach slices.
Why Is It Called a Fuzzy Navel?
How Strong Is the Fuzzy Navel?
The fuzzy navel is a relatively light drink, though its final strength will depend on the proof of your schnapps. You can find higher-proof peach schnapps, but most are a mild 24 percent ABV (48 proof). The average strength of the fuzzy navel is 6 percent ABV (12 proof). That's just a bit stronger than many beers.