The Fuzzy Navel is a classic cocktail made with just 2 simple ingredients! A popular choice for breakfast or brunch, this drink is sweet, refreshing and so easy to make. Ready in minutes… and sure to be a crowd favorite!
Ahhh… brunch. It’s quite possibly my favorite meal ever… and definitely my favorite meal to do with friends. There’s just something about getting together early, knowing you have the whole day ahead of you to relax and enjoy the people you’re with. And don’t even get me started on the food…
Of course, an essential part of any brunch is the cocktails, and Fuzzy Navels are one of my favorites. They’re simple, sweet, and easy to make… and a delicious alternative to mimosas!
Depending on my mood (and what I have going on later in the day) I sometimes like to add a splash of vodka to mine. And although the classic recipe just calls for orange juice and peach schnapps, I always add a squeeze of lemon juice. I find that it helps balance out the sweetness of the drink, making it that much more delicious!
If you’re looking for a fun drink idea for your next brunch, give these Fuzzy Navels a try. After all, you can’t go wrong with just 2 (or 3) ingredients!
- 2 parts orange juice
- 1 part peach schnapps
- squeeze of lemon juice (optional)
- orange slices (for garnish)
- Combine orange juice, peach schnapps, and lemon juice in a glass. (For a larger group, mix up a carafe or pitcher!)
- Serve over ice.
- Garnish with an orange slice
🍍 Recipe variations
- Substitute pineapple juice for the orange juice or use a combination of the two
- Add 1/2 part vodka for an extra boozy kick (also known as a Dirty Fuzzy Navel)
- Add a splash of grenadine (also known as a Pierced Fuzzy Navel)
- Add a splash of amaretto liqueur
- Substitute lemonade for the orange juice for an afternoon cocktail
- Combine fuzzy navel ingredients with chilled champagne for a Fuzzy Navel Mimosa
- Combine ingredients with ice and blend for a frozen drink
🍑 To make a larger batch
The best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to scale it up or down. The proportions are a simple 2:1 ratio, meaning that for any size batch, you just need to use twice as much orange juice as peach schnapps. For a larger batch I would suggest adding the juice of 1 lemon. For a smaller batch, use 1/2 lemon or just a squeeze.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator. Before serving, be sure to shake well. They simply pour into a glass with ice and garnish with a fresh orange slice.
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- Sex on the Beach
- Pineapple Upside Down Mimosas
- Orange Creamsicle Mimosas
- Strawberry Coconut Bellini
- Tropical Mimosas
- Cranberry Orange Mimosa
- Lemon Basil Mimosa
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 1g