Fuzz Ball Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Fuzz Ball cocktail is a playful and fruity concoction that's become a favorite at summer gatherings and beach parties. Its origins are a bit hazy, but it's believed to have been created by a fun-loving bartender who wanted to capture the essence of summer in a glass.

  • Popularity Among:
    • Beachgoers
    • Fans of sweet cocktails
    • Those looking for a refreshing summer drink
  • Perfect For:
    • Pool parties
    • BBQs
    • Casual get-togethers

How Fuzz Ball Tastes?

The Fuzz Ball cocktail is a sweet, fruity delight with a luscious peachy aroma complemented by the refreshing taste of watermelon. It's a light and playful drink with a subtle kick that doesn't overpower the palate.

Interesting facts about Fuzz Ball

  • The name 'Fuzz Ball' likely refers to the fuzzy texture of a peach's skin.
  • This cocktail is often served in a highball glass to showcase its vibrant color.
  • It's a popular choice for those who prefer sweeter cocktails without a strong alcohol taste.


  • Peach schnapps: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Watermelon schnapps: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Ice cubes: As needed

Peach Schnapps

The sweetness and fruity bouquet from the peach schnapps give this cocktail its luscious base. Using 1oz strikes a perfect balance—not overpowering, yet unmistakably peachy. If absent, you'd lose the signature stone fruit flavor; consider subbing with apricot brandy for a similar profile but a boozier kick.

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Watermelon Schnapps

This brings a juicy, summery twist to the mix, making it taste like a liquid melon ball. Stick to 1 oz to not let the melon overpower the peach. No watermelon schnapps? No problem! Try muddling fresh watermelon or using watermelon liqueur for a similar vibe.

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Ice Cubes

Ice is crucial for chilling and slightly diluting the drink, making it more sippable. No ice means a warm and overly potent cocktail that might not be as enjoyable. If you're feeling adventurous, freeze watermelon juice into cubes for an extra melony chill!

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Recipe. How to make Fuzz Ball Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 1 oz of peach schnapps over the ice.
  3. Add 1 oz of watermelon schnapps.
  4. Stir gently to mix the flavors.
  5. Garnish with a slice of peach or watermelon if desired.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • To enhance the fruit flavors, muddle fresh peach and watermelon pieces in the glass before adding the schnapps.
  • Chill the schnapps beforehand for a colder, more refreshing cocktail.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Seafood: The light fruitiness of peach and watermelon would complement the smokiness of grilled shrimp or fish.
  • Summer Salads: A fresh summer salad with arugula, feta, and berries would pair delightfully with this refreshing drink.
  • Cheese Platters: Soft cheeses like brie or camembert would balance the sweetness of the Fuzz Ball cocktail.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: To cleanse the palate between sips and keep things light.
  • Iced Tea: A non-alcoholic alternative that mirrors the refreshing aspect of the drink.

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What you could change in Fuzz Ball

  • If peach schnapps is unavailable, you can substitute it with peach-flavored vodka.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, use peach and watermelon syrups instead of schnapps.

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Fuzzy Melon Sparkler

Add a splash of soda water to the Fuzz Ball for effervescence. This makes the drink lighter and more sessionable.

Spicy Fuzz Ball

Muddle a slice of jalapeño in the glass before adding the schnapps. It gives the cocktail a spicy kick that contrasts with sweetness.

Berry Fuzz Ball

Mix in 0.5 oz raspberry liqueur with the schnapps for a berry twist. This deepens the drink's flavor profile, adding a touch of tartness and complexity.

In case you forgot basics how to make Fuzz Ball

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Fuzz Ball

What type of glass is best to serve the Fuzz Ball cocktail in?

A highball glass is traditionally used for serving the Fuzz Ball cocktail to accommodate the ice and allow the color of the drink to shine through.

Can I make a large batch of Fuzz Ball cocktails for a party?

Yes, you can mix a large batch in a pitcher. Just maintain the ratio of Peach to Watermelon Schnapps and serve over ice in individual glasses.

Is the Fuzz Ball cocktail suitable for those who prefer less sweet drinks?

The Fuzz Ball is known for its sweetness. For a less sweet variant, consider reducing the amount of schnapps or adding a splash of soda water or lemon juice to balance the sweetness.

How can I make my Fuzz Ball cocktail more visually appealing?

Garnish with fresh fruit, add colorful straws, or use a decorative cocktail umbrella to enhance the aesthetics of your Fuzz Ball cocktail.

What food pairs well with a Fuzz Ball cocktail?

Light appetizers, fruit platters, or summer BBQ dishes pair well with the fruity and refreshing profile of the Fuzz Ball cocktail.

How do I properly store schnapps for the Fuzz Ball cocktail?

Keep your schnapps in a cool, dark place. Refrigeration is not necessary, but you can chill it before serving for a more refreshing taste.

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