Ray Foley, founder of Bartender Magazine, created the Fuzzy Navel by accident. Legend has it, Foley was prepping oranges for garnish, when a patron at the bar noted how he could smell the “fuzz” of the peach schnapps he was drinking (it was the 1980s) through the aroma of Foley’s freshly cut oranges—a seriously poetic barfly musing if we ever heard one. Foley supposedly looked down at the oranges he was cutting and the first thing that caught his eye was a sticker that read “Navel Oranges.” Right then and there he combined equal parts fresh OJ and peach schnapps and, tada!, the Fuzzy Navel was born.
- Pour the Schnapps into a highball glass add ice and top with fresh orange juice.
- Stir, and garnish with an orange wheel.
Mix it Up
For a more refined take on the cocktail, substitute the peach schnapps with just 2 oz of Rothman & Winter apricot liqueur and increase the amount of orange juice to 4 oz.
To make a deliciously complex tiki-esque take on the drink, add 1 oz of white rum, use just 1 oz of peach schnapps and 4 oz of orange juice.
No one knows for sure exactly when and where the Alabama Slammer was invented, but it appeared as early as 1971 in Thomas Mario’s Playboy Bartender’s Guide. Popular amongst tailgaters and revelers at the University of Alabama, some say it’s the signature cocktail of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. No matter the precise histor...