Drinks | The Chapman

Drinks | The Chapman
recipe chapman, nigerian cokctails, drinks, african drinks.


A lot of my childhood memories about growing up in Nigeria revolve around this drink. They served them at birthday parties, naming ceremonies, Christmas parties, just-because-its-Friday party! Everywhere we went, this was the signature drink for Nigeria. Them i left Nigeria and I did not drink it for a very long time. In 2009, I remember drinking it at my sisters wedding and all those memories came flooding back! I felt taken back to 1995 doing musical chairs with my brother and sipping on some chapman! When I got into the world of blogging, I remember seeing the recipe on a few websites and I always said I was going to make it. For some reason I never got around to it until yesterday when I had to take the picture for this huge publication that would be running them soon (I would soon reveal the publication :D:D:D:) I quickly looked up the recipe and went to the store, picked up everything I needed and set out to make my own chapman! I would retype the recipe but also leave a link to the website I got it from. Hope it helps someone.

This is also the beginning of out annual Valentine’s day inspired posts!! Whooop! With the holiday just a few weeks away, I am here to provide you with some inspiration! You can make the chapman as your won signature cocktail for the day! ENJOY!


Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup fanta orange
  • 1 cup sprite or 7up
  • 1/2 cup Ribena or blackcurrant juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 dashes angostura bitters (key ingredient)
  • 1/2 cup grenadine syrup
  • wedges of lemon. orange, cucumbers for garnish


Step 1 In a bowl, mix all the ingredients with some ice. Add garnishes as needed. Serve in a glass.



Recipe culled from HERE

P.s instead of ice cubes, you Can freeze some sprite/fanta in the ice tray and use them instead. That way the drink is not watered down by the ice. šŸ˜€

p,s,s If you live in Toronto, I am still available for Valentines day/week dinners. Most days are already booked, but if you email me, we can work something out!





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  1. Nice! Trying to stay away from sugary drinks for now though, so I’ll tuck this into my file for later use.

  2. Hi Lohi……… please what can i use in place of angostura or where can i possibly find it in lagos?….. Thank you

  3. I used to love this! šŸ™‚ Although only had it a few times when eating at a restaurant, never made it at home.

  4. Why have I never heard of this drink before? Sounds and looks amazing… I want to try it so bad! šŸ™‚

  5. cnt seem to find the angostura bitters..what can i use in place of it??

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