Hey guys I am back again but this time I would be teaching you how to make chapman, the Nigerian cocktail we all love to enjoy in gatherings and parties.
So if you are planning a small get together or you just want to enjoy this cocktail in the comfort of your home, look no further this article is for you.
I will be putting you through how to make chapman in different ways with a video showing you how it is made. Just relax okay?
How to Make Chapman Drink
Chapman is a cocktail drink blended with fruity flavors and it is very easy to make, it can be made with alcohol or without it so it is a drink for both children and adults.
Chapman can be made in different ways and would still be as exotic and classical as it should be. It’s one of the popular Nigerian drinks that goes with any of the meals on Nigerian food time table for family and students.
Chapman can be made with various garnishing such as lime, lemon, strawberry, pineapple, orange and some people even use bananas. Chapman cocktail drink recipe varies for different people.
Ingredients for Making Fruity Chapman Drink
If you’re learning how make chapman for the first time, these are the ingredients that you need:
- Grenadine syrup
- Angostura aromatic bitters
- Concentrated Blackcurrants drink or Ribena blackcurrant
- Ice cubes
Chapman can also be made with blackcurrants, zobo, campari drink, orijin bitters etc and the list goes on.
Directions on How To Make Chapman Drink
With all of these ingredients ready, follow these steps below on how to make chapman drink, it is easy and simple to make, trust me.
Step 1: Get a bowl or a big jug and pour in a cup of grenadine syrup, this gives it the unique red colour.
Step 2: Add a little angostura bitters depending on the percent of alcohol you want it to have
Step 3: Add 35cl of Fanta and 35cl of sprite
Step 4: Add the blackcurrant to the mixture
Step 5: Squeeze in little sieved orange and lemon juice (this is optional though)
Step 5: Stir the mixture together to get fully incorporated.
Step 6: Add few ice cubes into a mug and pour in the mixture, you can put in a slice of lemon, orange or cucumber to spice it up then serve it to your guests.
Note: In cases where the chapman is to be made without alcohol the angostura bitters will not be added to it but the truth is it will not have that unique taste of a real chapman but it will still be a very good chapman cocktail drink.
And viola, that is how to make a chapman drink, very simple and without stress. You should check out our posts on:
Quick Notes On Ingredients For Making A Fruity Chapman
Here’s a quick note on each of the ingredients for making a fruity chapman are as follows:
GRENADINE SYRUP: It gives the chapman its classic red colour and it can be gotten easily at your local stores or supermarket.
AGOSTURA BITTERS: This gives the chapman its unique taste when it comes together with the other ingredients. For people who don’t take alcohol this can be left out and replaced with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.
CONCENTRATED BLACKCURRANT: It adds to the red colour and gives the drink a sweetened taste.
FANTA AND SPRITE: This also adds to the sweetness of the cocktail drink.
LEMON AND ORANGE: They can be squeezed into the cocktail mixture or sliced into the cocktail when it has been served to make it look fruity.
ICE CUBES: Using ice cubes is suggested because if water is used it adds more water into the cocktail drink as it defroozes thereby making the drink flat before it is been finished.
How to Make Chapman With Campari
Here is how to make chapman with campari, I will begin by listing all the ingredients necessary for making this drink.
The following are what is needed to make a chapman with Campari:
- A bottle of Fanta 35cl
- A bottle of sprite 35cl
- 1-3 teaspoons of cocktail bitters (angostura bitters or alomo bitters)
- A cup of grenadine syrup
- 1 lemon or lime
- 1 cucumber
- Ice cubes
Now let’s get to how to make a chapman with campari
Firstly, you pour into a large jug the cup of grenadine syrup and then you add the bottle of Fanta and sprite each.
Next, you add the angostura bitters which help to reduce to sweetened taste of the drink and then you add the quarter cup of Campari to the mixture and stir all together.
Slice the lemon or lime and the cucumber also to garnish the Chapman drink with and there you have it your Chapman is ready to be served.
Tips on How to Make Chapman In Large Quantity
To make chapman in large quantity let’s say for 100 people and above there are several tips you should follow to make it easier for you.
I would be telling you some tips to make chapman in large quantities.
- You must compulsorily get a chapman dispenser this makes your work easier and faster.
- You should make the mixture in the chapman dispenser to avoid pouring it from one place to another bit having it in mind the capacity of the dispenser at a time.
- You should make sure the ice cubes are ready before making the mixture.
- You should also make sure your garnishing is ready i.e lemon, orange, cucumber, pineapple, lime.
- You should also get disposable cups and straw, you don’t want people breaking your glass cups or mugs.
I think you are good to go with all the tips I have given above.
How to Make Chapman Video
Tips on How to Make Chapman Without Angostura Bitters
Well angostura bitters is like a signature ingredient when making chapman is but some people do not like to make chapman with angostura bitters.
Here are some tips on how to make chapman without angostura bitters:
- You could replace angostura bitters with ginger drink
- Angostura Bitters can also be replaced with squeeze of lime juice into the whole chapman mixture.
- You could also make the chapman using vodka, origin bitters and the likes
So, those are few tips on how to make chapman without angostura bitters.
Chapman Drink Pictures
Here are some pictures if what a chapman cocktail drink looks like.
Health Benefits of Chapman
The chapman drink has some health benefits and below are some of those benefits:
- It helps to improve appetite
- Chapman contains angostura bitters which ease stomach problems and improves digestion.
You may also check the health benefits of zobo drink in this post.