Nigerian Chapman : How to Make Chapman (Nigerian special cocktail)

 How to Make Chapman, nigerian chapman, Nigerian special cocktail)
Nigerian Chapman

Nigerian Chapman is to Nigeria, as Sangria is to Spain&Portugal.
 Even though both cocktails are almost alike, Nigerian Chapman has a unique zesty taste which makes it stand out from other drinks.

Chapman is one of Nigeria’s popular and most sort after drinks and is also easy to prepare, here’s how to do it.

Ingredients for Nigerian Chapman
This makes 4 (150ml) Tall glasses

– 33 cl(330ml) Fanta (chilled)
– 33cl (330ml) Sprite (chilled)
– 4 to 5 tablespoonful Ribena or Blackcurrant or Grenadine syrup(enough to give the Chapman its unique ”reddish-pink” color)
– A quarter teaspoon Angostura aromatic bitters
– 12 to 15 Ice cubes( Or more)
– 1 Lemon (or to taste)
– 1 Orange (or to taste)
– 1 small Cucumber (or to taste)
– Tall glasses, tumblers or cocktail glasses for serving

Tip: to prepare Nigerian Chapman for kids you can omit the angostura bitters because it contains 45% alcohol.
     If you can’t find Angostura bitters, make use of Peychaud’s bitters or Orange bitters.


1a. Before you make Chapman, make sure you have all the ingredients ready.
– First, prepare the ice cubes or ice block.
– Slice your lemon, orange and cucumber into rounds or quarters and set aside.

See also  Nigerian Battered Plantain

1b. In a glass jug or bowl, pour in the ice cubes then add the Fanta and Sprite and mix together.

2. Add a tablespoonful of Grenadine syrup or Ribena or blackcurrant (this is what gives the Nigerian Chapman its reddish-pink color).

3. Add the Angostura aromatic bitters, mix well, and finally add the lemon, cucumber and orange slices and serve in a tumbler or cocktail glass with a straw.

Nigerian Chapman : How to Make Chapman (Nigerian special cocktail), nigerian food tv

 Tips for preparing Nigerian Chapman
 –  The drink should be made and served immediately because
the ice cubes tends to dissolve and dilute the drink, making the drink
watery and kinda tasteless. 

– The fizz (effervescence) from
the carbonated drinks(fanta&sprite) also adds to the unique taste of the drink and if left for a long time,the drinks will lose all that gas.

– Add the Angostura aromatic bitters bit by bit, until you get your desired taste.


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  1. Promise
    May 14, 2021 / 7:03 am

    thank you so much, but how can I make for 500 persons. How will I measure it

    • May 15, 2021 / 11:07 am

      Hi Promise, this makes 4 (150ml) Tall glasses
      so for 500 persons you’ll have to multiply the
      ingredients in the recipe by 125

  2. Juliet Aloaye
    December 28, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Thanks for the recipe…. Thank you

  3. Ifeanyi Akubilo
    December 28, 2017 / 8:34 am

    See ehh infact i don't even know how to day thank you but your recipes has saved me so many times. God bless u,keep blessing u and never stop blessing you

  4. purity
    May 19, 2017 / 9:12 am

    Thanks Nky for your good works..pls can I use black currants in the place of grenadine syrup?

  5. Dammy Arogundance
    May 18, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Please I want to make for like 60 people, how do I do it

  6. Anonymous
    August 30, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Enter your comment…God bless u aunty nky. Nelly

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 27, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Nelly

  7. Perpetual
    February 1, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    I love this blog,i get to learn and practice new things.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 27, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks Perpetual

  8. Anonymous
    July 15, 2015 / 10:06 am

    Hi Nky, tnx so much for ur endless work. Pls any option for the Angustora bitters? Some tin non alcoholic. Tnx

  9. Anonymous
    June 4, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Thanks a whole lot for dis recipie but Pls wat do u add to make it minti

  10. Anonymous
    May 27, 2015 / 9:38 am

    good day Nky. pls can i use alomo bitter in place of the other angostura bitter? i do pastries for spring rolls and samosa. can you show to me your method of pastry?

  11. onyilove
    March 1, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Weldone ma,may God give u d strength and more wiSdom to carry on .please I want to ask for how to prepare mr bigg chicken.what I mean is dat eatries or place like mr bigg's their chicken bone are always very soft dat u can chew it all with d meat when eating it,it is not hard ,please if u know how to cook it I wil like to know please.I live in Nigeria lagos specially

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 9, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      I know what you are talking about hun, I will have the recipe up soon.

  12. Oluwaseun Kutı
    January 31, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Thanks so much for this. they all loved it at the party 🙂

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 4, 2015 / 12:10 pm

      I'm so glad to be of help hun, thanks for the feedback 🙂

  13. Anonymous
    January 2, 2015 / 9:13 am

    Pls where can I find angostura bitters and grenadine syrup.Been searching for weeks now.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 3, 2015 / 2:23 pm

      If you live in Nigeria you can get it at most wine stores, but if you live abroad you can order from

  14. baby sykes
    November 29, 2014 / 5:19 am

    Just what I was looking for! It is my hubby's birthday tommorow.thank you so so much

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 1, 2014 / 9:46 am

      You're so welcome dearie 🙂

  15. Anonymous
    October 31, 2014 / 6:37 am

    Hey! job well done and God bless you for taking out your time to put us all through on this..pls how do i subscribe to get mails directly in my box because i have checked your web and couldnt find how..thank you. Bisi

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 31, 2014 / 4:15 pm

      Thanks so much Bisi, I take pleasure in helping :)To subscribe, you'll see a box at the top right hand side of the website.Please don't forget to confirm the subscription in your email inbox .

  16. adeola apinke
    October 31, 2014 / 6:27 am

    You r d best….i av learnt lots frm dis site….keep the good work going

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 31, 2014 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks Adeola, I'm so glad to be of help 🙂

  17. Chioma Ogechukwu
    October 28, 2014 / 10:59 am

    Grt job nky.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 29, 2014 / 10:36 am

      Thanks sweetie, and hope to see more of you here 🙂

  18. chinonso enimola
    October 25, 2014 / 5:03 am

    Pls what is dat angustora bitter cnt I use another alcohol drink like brandy

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 27, 2014 / 9:48 am

      It is the bitters that gives Nigerian chapman its unique taste, you can get it in alcohol stores or on amazon.

  19. onyilove
    October 24, 2014 / 12:48 am

    Thanx dearie for ur replies but there is sometin I didn't get clear pls,I have a condensed milk of 1kg with wip cream of 80g,d wip is in 2 sachet 40g each making it 80g,pls for d 1kg condensed milk d whip cream should be what gramm,I mean for d 1kg condened milk should I use 40g or 80g whip cream,thank for all ur efforts and pls. To make pizza at home what are d receips plsssss thankx and am sorry for asking for receips not on ur blog.chineke gozie gi nwanyi oma, remain blessed

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 29, 2014 / 10:35 am

      Hi dear, like I told you earlier, I haven't used powdered whipping cream before and can't give you exact measurements based on that.But if it is in liquid form, then for 1kg condensed milk, you need like 600 to 800gr whipping cream.Pizza recipe will be posted tomorrow, hope you are subscribed by email, so that you get it in you email box.

  20. onyilove
    October 22, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Pls what is caramel in making fruit cocktail. Pllssssss ma,I seek for sometin dat is not among what u have on ur blog.pls I wish to know how to make cookies pls I have a birthday to celebrate for my little nephew on 1st Nov pls,I wil be much glad if my request wil be granted

  21. onyilove
    October 22, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    U are doing a great job ma,may d strength of thy lord be with u,pls ma,I brought a can condensed milk dat dey wrote 1kg how do I use it with d wip cream and pls how is d wipping cream like is it in powdered form or liquid form, the wip cream I saw is 80g,so pls for d 1kg condensed milk how many sachet of whip cream wil one use,am sorry for buking u wit question

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 23, 2014 / 12:40 pm

      Hi dear, the ice cream recipe explained how to mix it with the condensed milk.Whipping cream is mostly found in liquid form, but there are powder ones too, which you have to mix with cold water or milk, just type it in google and you will see what it looks like.I have never used the powdered form, I'll advice you try it out with just a little before buying a lot .

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 23, 2014 / 12:43 pm

      Here's How to make Ice cream without an ice cream maker

  22. Anonymous
    October 20, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    I've been waiting for this. Thanks a lot nky. Bt I'm pregnant at the moment,can I still drink it? My husband said NO!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 30, 2014 / 6:23 am

      I agree with your husband, alcohol is a no no for me in pregnancy.You can try the non-alcoholic method, just skip the angostura bitters

  23. Anonymous
    October 17, 2014 / 6:32 am

    Wooow thnks so much my dear sis Nky Lily Lete, I really appreciate you trillion time, may the Good Lords Appreciate more for us. U are one in a Trillion. Plz wht of Fruit cocktail drink. Can I blend watermelon into the fruit cocktail. Moyosore Basirat Afolabi hamzat. Hav ask for this drink lng time ago. Thnks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 18, 2014 / 12:48 am

      You are welcome sweetie.As for the fruit cocktail, there are actually 2 types.One that is done with a mixture of different types o fruits(apples, pawpaw, watermelon,pineapples,bananas etc) chopped into bit and drizzled with caramel and a bit of alcohol(the alcohol is optional).Another one is done by mixing sprite or seven up in a glass of ice, then pour in little bits of fruits into it and enjoy.

  24. Anonymous
    October 17, 2014 / 6:31 am

    Wooow thnks so much my dear sis Nky Lily Lete, I really appreciate you trillion time, may the Good Lords Appreciate more for us. U are one in a Trillion. Plz wht of Fruit cocktail drink. Can I blend watermelon into the fruit cocktail. Moyosore Basirat Afolabi hamzat. Hav ask for this drink lng time ago. Thnks

  25. Bukola Adunni
    October 14, 2014 / 11:18 am

    At last Nky, I've been waiting for this recipe for ages. Thanks Doll.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 16, 2014 / 12:52 pm

      You're welcome Bukola 🙂