Sunday, 4 January 2015

Chapman drink (Fanta Chapman recipe)

Starting off this year with the number 1 Nigerian cocktail drink known as Chapman. Rumor has that it was supposedly invented by a Nigerian bartender known then as "Sharpman" and later popularized when the coca-cola company & makers of fanta started bottling it in the early 90's hence the name "Fanta Chapman". 
The general idea and method of preparation is to mix an orange soda (Fanta for example) with a fizzy lemon/lime soda (Such as sprite), A black currant drink to give it the unique red color (Such as Grenadine syrup or Ribena (Preferably the undiluted concentrate) ), Slices of Natural fruits such as Lemon, Lime, Orange and Cucumber to go with the sodas as well as beautify the drink and Finally, dashes of an aromatic bitter (Such as Angostura aromatic bitter or Alomo bitters) which is used to reduce the sweetness of the drink. This usually leaves it with a nice slightly bitter after taste. When preparing for kids, this could be skipped. To make it easier to get ingredients, i used our very own alomo bitters which you can get around every corner on the streets and also ribena and it turned out great. This drink is so easy to make yet very Unique in it's own way as i'm about to show you in this quick tutorial. 

How to make Chapman drink (Fanta Chapman)
• Prep time:
10 mins
• Serves :    3-4
• Misc :        Serve Cold


Ingredients:::
• A bottle of Fanta (50cl)
• A bottle of Sprite (50cl)
• Grenadine syrup, Homemade zobo syrup, or Blackcurrant drink (preferably undiluted)
• Aromatic Bitters: Angostura bitters or Alomo bitters (a cap full) - Contains alcohol
•1 medium sized orange
• 1 lemon or lime
• Cucumber
• Ice cubes
The orange, lime, lemon and cucumber are used for garnishing. 

Directions:::
Step 1: In a large glass jug, add a cap of the aromatic bitter (i used Alomo bitters). Pour in the blackcurrant drink/ Zobo syrup or spoons of the Grenadine syrup. Gently pour in the Fanta and Sprite and mix. 

Step 2: Slice the Orange, Lime/Lemon and Cucumber (Do not remove the skins). Add some few slices of each into the Jug. this gives it a slightly sour taste and also enhances the flavor. Leave some few slices for garnishing. 

Step 3: To serve, pour into a long glass cup or glass mug, add the ice cubes and a few fruit slices. Serve Chilled!


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37 comments:

  1. Pls ma, can I prepare it without adding alcohol?

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    1. yes you can Omolola.

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  2. prettydordor10:34 am

    Definitely makin dis.....tnx dobby. hapy new year

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    1. you're welcome prettydordor. Do keep us posted :)

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  3. Thanks Dobbys signature, I'll like to give this a try.....

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    1. Do let us know how it goes k :)

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  4. Tanx Dobby , am so gonna do dis as soon as i can grab the lemon but gonna skip the Alomo bitters coz of my kids

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    1. Hi chioma, you could use Lime also if lemon isn't available. yeah i agree with you, alomo should be skipped for the kids.

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  5. Thanks dobby,please can you give a tutorial on the cocktail drinks that have two colours in a glass.

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    1. Hi Seunade, Making double layered cocktails is really easy. You just have to know the weight and specific gravity of the liquor you intend working with so you can pour them in order from the heaviest to the lightest. Would do a tutorial on it soon.

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  6. Hi Dobby.. Happ new year. Hope you had a great holiday?..
    I think I'd pass on this Chapman, unless it's got some health benefits.
    Keep up the good job sis!

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    1. Happy New year Angie :)

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    2. Anonymous9:28 am

      Angie, hope u'ld also pass on coca-cola drink, zobo and ribena

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  7. on my way to the kitchen.......

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    1. do keep us posted emem :)

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  8. Anonymous5:05 am

    Am so gonna try this.

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    1. i'm certain you'd like it. Do let us know how it goes k.

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  9. Hi Dobby.. Sorry to deviate from the post; pls can you refer me to where or how I can learn how to wrap moi moi using aluminium foil. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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    1. To wrap moi moi with an aluminium foil, you cut the foil into rectangles. Fold each rectangle once to give it a square. it should have three openings now. Seal up the two openings on each side by folding leaving the top side open. Once you pour in your moi moi liquid, fold up the opening to seal the content of the foil. Now you can cook your moi moi in a pot without spills.

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    2. Thanks Dobs, you no get duplicate!

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  10. Anonymous9:04 am

    Hi Dobby, do you mean grenadine syrup?

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    1. Thanks for correcting the typo Anon....Edited!

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  11. Am definitely trying this.

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    1. Do keep us posted Adanna.

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  12. Anonymous11:54 am

    tanks for d champman

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    1. You're welcome Anon.

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  13. Been looking for this recipe. Thanks for posting and I love ur blog by the way will bookmark it . Keep up d goodwork.

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    1. thanks Nekky :), glad to have you here.

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  14. I LOVE THIS BLOG TOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    www.rhedruby.com

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    1. We love you too Itunu :)

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  15. Anonymous1:56 pm

    hi dobby i try this tonite. hw healty is it?

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  16. misscoba beauty plum8:54 am

    Hello dobby, can I use boom juice in place of Fanta

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  17. Anonymous11:09 pm

    Hello dobby, just come across ur blog tonite, pls what quantity of undiluted blackcurant can be used in above preparation?

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    1. About 1-2 tbsp or till you get the desired red colour.

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    1. Hahaha!! Love you too harrison :D. Thanks for stopping by.

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