Virgin Fuzzy Navel Green Tea
According to Wikipedia:
The fuzzy navel was one of the first drinks to arise in the new popularity of cocktails and mixed drinks in the 1980s. It was created by Doug Schuster in Dublin, Ohio who was working for National Distillers at the time. National Distillers owned the right to distribute a new product from DeKuyper called Peachtree Schnapps. Doug was tasked with creating new drinks containing the Schnapps. He found that it tasted best when mixed with orange juice. He christened it the “Fuzzy Navel” after the marketing department came up with the slogan, “You can taste the fuzz”.
A competing claim has its origination in Omaha Nebraska at the Wagon Tongue Bar. It was mixed by Jack Sherman, who worked for Phillips & Sons Liquor, who gave it the name “fuzzy navel”.
This fashion was described by New York Times critic William Grimes as “a kind of cult, rallying points for young drinkers in search of fun and not too picky about taste”.2
“Fuzzy” in the name refers to the peach, and “navel” to the orange.
I guess that’s better than a drink named after a hairy bellybutton.
Our Tea of the Week for the Week of February 27, 2012