|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 23g|
|Vitamin C 93mg||465%|
|*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 hairy navel is the ideal drink when you'd like to enjoy a fuzzy navel but are looking for a little something more. It has the same wonderful flavor combination of orange and peach but is a little stronger since it includes vodka. There is no need to use top-shelf vodka to create a hairy navel; drinks like this are a perfect opportunity to save a little money and pour one of the good, inexpensive vodkas available.
Not only is this fruity highball great for happy hour, but it also makes an inviting brunch cocktail. The fruit flavor pairs nicely with most light foods, and it is a delight to drink during or after a meal.
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce peach schnapps
4 to 6 ounces orange juice, to taste
Gather the ingredients.
In a highball glass filled with ice cubes, pour the vodka and peach schnapps.
Top with orange juice.
Serve and enjoy.
3 Ways to Improve the Hairy Navel
- Choose a flavored vodka. A clear vodka will not affect the cocktail's flavor much, so this will taste almost exactly like a fuzzy navel. That's great, but you can add a nice punch of flavor by choosing a flavored vodka instead. There are some interesting flavor combinations to be found if you pour an infused vodka; consider complementary fruit flavors such as apple, pear, or pomegranate. A whipped cream or cake vodka will give the drink a cream soda type of taste, which is also fun.
- Use fresh orange juice. The majority of the hairy navel is orange juice so it only makes sense to use fresh-squeezed juice. The average orange yields about 1/4 cup of juice, which is about 8 ounces. That should be more than enough to fill your highball glass. Depending on the size of your glass, how much ice you use, and the amount of liquor you pour, it may even be good for two drinks.
- Add soda or lemonade. Mixed drinks like the hairy navel can use a little kick at times. It's easy to make it just a little more refreshing by adding soda or lemonade. Any of the clear sodas will bring a nice sparkle to the hairy navel; choose a club soda, ginger ale, or lemon-lime soda. When doing so, cut the juice a little. As an alternative, you might find that a hot summer afternoon calls for mixing in some fresh lemonade.
Turn the Hairy Navel Into a Punch
To transform the recipe into a punch, use the same ratio for the liquors and then fill the punch bowl or pitcher with orange juice. Adding soda is a great option here; start out with equal parts juice and soda and adjust it to taste. Next, add some slices of citrus fruit and a good amount of ice, and you're ready to serve. You can also make the punch long before the party; just add the soda right before serving.
How Strong Is the Hairy Navel?
Even though there's vodka in it, the hairy navel is still a pretty tame drink. With a 48-proof schnapps like Peachtree, an 80-proof vodka, and about 4 ounces of juice, we estimate that this mixed drink is only about 9 percent ABV (18 proof).