Nigerian Chapman Drink

If you have been to a Nigerian party in recent times, there is a strong probability that you have tasted the magic called chapman. The reddish drink is almost as popular as Coca Cola. I am sure this recipe will be strongly debated based on the addition of Hibiscus tea. I had the pleasure of speaking with some caterers in Nigeria, some swore the authentic recipe contains Hibiscus tea why others disagree. I tried the recipe with and without and I am #teamHibiscus, feel free to make your own choice on this one.

* 2 cups orange fanta (orange soda)

* 2 cups 7 up or sprite

* 2 cups unsweetened Hibiscus tea (Zobo)

* 1/3 cup concentrated  black Currant ( I used Ribena)

* 1/2 teaspoon angosturas bitters*
Juice of 2 fresh Lime

* 6-8 cubes of ice

*( For those in Canada, you can find this at safeway. I have heard it’s available in most grocery stores in the states)

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Set in a fridge to chill. Serve over ice and enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “Nigerian Chapman Drink

  1. Now i know Zobo leaves are called hibiscus tea! who could have imagined?! but is it the regular hibiscus flower leaves? before i start raping every hibiscus plant in my neigbhourhood. lol.

    • Now you know my dear! It is the same Hibiscus flower used in making the popular ZOBO drink. Hahahaha! Don’t rape every hibiscus plant in your neighbourhood, it is very much available in the market. Make sure you send me a cup whenever you make yours! Cheers!!!

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