The Story Behind The Fuzzy Navel

Originally crafted by New Jersey bartender Ray Foley, author of “Bartending for Dummies,” the Fuzzy Navel surged in popularity in the 1980s, when super-sweet and fruity drinks were all the rage. The drink is made using just two ingredients: peach schnapps and orange juice. Hence, fuzzy refers to the skin of a peach, while navel refers to the type of orange.

While it might be a bit saccharine for some, a well-made Fuzzy Navel can be the sweet treat you didn’t know you needed. So if you’re looking for a low-alcohol alternative to the Screwdriver, meet our fuzzy friend.


  • 3 ounces peach schnapps
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Garnish: 1/2 orange slice


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add the peach schnapps followed by the orange juice.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with orange slice.

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Yield: 1
Calories: 194
Updated: 2022-06-01

The Fuzzy Navel Recipe