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Fuzzy Navel

It’s time once again for one of those drinks with an embarrassing name, the Fuzzy Navel!

Several online sources indicate this drink popped up in the 1980s as a “new wave” of colorful drinks.  The drink’s name refers to the flavors, peach “fuzzy” and orange “navel.”  I first learned of this cocktail from my Mom; it’s one of her favorite drinks, which she first had at an office party in the early to mid-1990s.

This is a great summer drink, but do you really want to order one in a restaurant?  Fortunately, it’s quite easy to make at home!

What you’ll need:  Peach Schnapps and Orange Juice, and optionally, Vodka.

In your choice of glass, pour two ounces of peach schnapps (over ice if you prefer), and fill with chilled orange juice.  Garnish with a slice of orange, if you wish.  If you choose to use vodka, it’s best to pour 1 1/2 ounces each of peach schnapps and vodka into a shaker over cracked ice.  Shake and then strain into your choice of glass.  Then, as before, fill with orange juice.

How I like it:  Simple is best.  Just the schnapps and the orange juice.  Occassionally I like to add the vodka, but I only add 1 ounce of vodka along with 2 ounces of the schnapps.  There’s no vodka in the pictured drink above, but to change it up a little bit, I used orange-pineapple juice.  A fine mix of flavors!  But be careful, it’s easy to down more than one of these, and this is one drink that can sock it to you after a couple or more depending on your tolerance.

As always, drink responsibly!

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1 Response

  1. And yes, the photo of the drink is deliberately fuzzy!

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