Hairy Navel 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 Hairy Navel cocktail is a fun and fruity variation of the classic Fuzzy Navel, which was created in the 1980s. The Hairy Navel gets its name from the addition of vodka, which gives it a little extra 'hair' on its chest. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy fruity and refreshing drinks, and is especially popular during the summer months.

  • The Hairy Navel is a popular choice for poolside parties and beach vacations.
  • It's a great option for those who enjoy the taste of peach and orange.
  • The Hairy Navel is often served in a highball glass, but can also be served in a hurricane glass for a more tropical presentation.

How Hairy Navel Tastes?

The Hairy Navel is a sweet, fruity, and refreshing cocktail with a hint of tartness from the orange juice. The peach schnapps adds a smooth, velvety sweetness, while the vodka provides a subtle kick.

Interesting facts about Hairy Navel

  • The Hairy Navel is a variation of the Fuzzy Navel, which is made without vodka.
  • The name 'Hairy Navel' is a playful nod to the addition of vodka, which gives the drink a little more 'hair' on its chest.
  • The Hairy Navel is sometimes garnished with a peach slice or an orange wheel for an extra touch of fruity flair.


A few good options for Hairy Navel are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


Using 1.5 oz of vodka provides just the right kick without overpowering the other flavors. Vodka adds the 'spirit' to the cocktail and acts as a canvas for the peach schnapps and orange juice. No vodka? No party here. It's like a beach without the sun!

Alex Green

Peach Schnapps

At 1.5 oz of peach schnapps, we're hitting a sweet spot, adding fruity sweetness and aromatics that make the cocktail peachy keen. Without it, you're missing out on the 'hairy' part of the Navel — it's like a joke without a punchline.

Emma Rose

Orange Juice

Pour in 4 oz of orange juice to add citrusy sweetness and a tart edge, balancing the vodka and schnapps while making it refreshing. Think of your Hairy Navel as a sunbath for your taste buds—no OJ, no sunny delight!

Mary Mitkina


As needed because nobody likes a lukewarm cocktail—keep it as cool as a cucumber or as chill as a polar bear's toenail. It's like AC for your drink.

Alex Green


A peach slice or orange wheel on the rim screams 'Hey, I've got style!' Plus, it's a snack for when you reach the cocktail's end. It's the exclamation point at the end of a delicious sentence!

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Hairy Navel Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add 1.5 oz of vodka to the glass.
  3. Add 1.5 oz of peach schnapps.
  4. Top with 4 oz of orange juice.
  5. Stir gently to combine.
  6. Garnish with a peach slice or an orange wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh orange juice for a more refreshing taste.
  • Chill your glass before preparing the cocktail to keep it cool longer.
  • Stir gently to combine the ingredients without diluting the drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platter: The fruitiness of a Hairy Navel pairs nicely with creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert.
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers: The citrus notes in the cocktail complement the smokiness of grilled seafood.

Main Courses

  • Citrus Glazed Salmon: Echo the orange juice in the cocktail with a citrusy fish dish.
  • Chicken Alfredo: The richness of the sauce balanced with the sweetness and acidity of the drink.


  • Peach Cobbler: For a harmonious flavor pair, match the peach in the schnapps with a peach dessert.
  • Orange Sorbet: Cleanse the palate with a dessert that mirrors the cocktail's primary citrus flavor.

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What you could change in Hairy Navel

  • Vodka: Can be replaced with gin for a different flavor profile.
  • Peach Schnapps: If not available, you can use peach liqueur or peach nectar.
  • Orange Juice: Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice can be a tart substitute.

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Spicy Hairy Navel

  • Ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka, 1.5 oz peach schnapps, 4 oz orange juice, a dash of hot sauce, ice
  1. Follow the original recipe but add a dash of your favorite hot sauce before stirring.

This version adds a fiery twist—literally. The heat from the sauce creates a contrasting dance on your tongue like a salsa dance-off between sweet and spicy.

Hairy Navel Slush

  • Ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka, 1.5 oz peach schnapps, 4 oz frozen orange juice concentrate, ice
  1. Instead of using ice and orange juice, blend the ice and frozen orange juice concentrate together until slushy, then add the vodka and schnapps and give it another whirl.

This icy rendition gives you a brain freeze with a punch. It's a cocktail popsicle that says 'summer fun' without having to chase the ice cream truck.

Berry Navel

  • Ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka, 1 oz peach schnapps, 3 oz orange juice, 1 oz mixed berry puree, ice
  1. Mix in the berry puree with the other liquids and stir well. The fruit puree adds depth and sweet tartness to the drink.

It's a fruity fiesta in a glass, giving your Navel a berrylicious revamp. The extra fruitiness might just make this the life of the party or at least the toast of the brunch!

In case you forgot basics how to make Hairy Navel

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.

Learn everything on how to stir

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 Hairy Navel

What kind of vodka is best to use for a Hairy Navel?

Most bartenders recommend using a high-quality vodka for a smoother taste, but ultimately the choice of vodka is up to personal preference.

Can I use a different citrus juice if I don't have orange juice?

Yes, grapefruit or pineapple juice can also complement the peach schnapps well, but the taste of the cocktail will be slightly different.

How can I get a stronger peach flavor in my Hairy Navel?

You can increase the amount of peach schnapps or add a few slices of fresh peaches to the cocktail.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Hairy Navel?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version by substituting the vodka and peach schnapps with peach nectar or peach sparkling water.

Is the Hairy Navel considered a 'girly' drink?

No, cocktails aren't gender-specific. The Hairy Navel can be enjoyed by anyone who likes fruity and refreshing drinks.

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