Classic

Liqueur • Sweet
Fuzzy Navel

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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.

The Essentials

Peach Schnapps
Orange Juice
Bar Spoon
The Details

Ingredients

3 oz Peach Schnapps
3 oz Orange Juice
Orange Wheel

Method

  • Pour the Schnapps into a highball glass add ice and top with fresh orange juice.
  • Stir, and garnish with an orange wheel.
easy
Strength:

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.

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