How to Make Chapman

Chapman drink, or shampan, is probably the most popular among all Nigerian cocktail drinks. There is hardly a party or celebration, where the hosts will forget about serving chapman cocktail, and you can order it almost in every restaurant.

Chapman has become a highlight of Nigerian cuisine, just like sangria for Portuguese, but unlike sangria it remains unknown to the rest of the world.

Ingredients for making chapman vary as much as people’s tastes. Recipe for making chapman drink may include alcohol or simply soft drinks, bitters or just fruits, but it always fresh, fruity, and tasty.

If you are looking for how to make Nigerian chapman, you are in a right place. Here are several chapman drink recipes for different tastes.

Chapman recipe

How to make chapman drink

There are several things you should know before preparation:

  • You do not need special training or outstanding cooking skills
  • There are both alcoholic and alcohol-free recipes
  • Chapman recipe does not get more complicated if you need to make a large quantity
  • Chapman drink dispenser may be more convenient to use, but it is not a must-have thing
  • You can serve fruity chapman drinks in any preferable container
  • You are free to experiment with chapman recipe ingredients and add something that is not included in the original list (for instance, pineapples or mint leaves)
  • Preparation will take around 10 minutes
  • Two bottles of soft drinks will be enough for 4 servings

Here are some recipes, which will make learning how to prepare chapman easier for you.

chapman recipe ingredients

Fanta chapman recipe


  • Fanta – 1 bottle
  • Sprite – 1 bottle
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon/lime
  • 1 cucumber
  • Syrup several spoons (grenadine/zobo)
  • Bitters to taste (Angostura/Alomo)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place aromatic bitter in a jug, pour in syrup and mix.
  2. Add Fanta and Sprite, mix.
  3. Slice orange, lemon/lime, and cucumber without peeling. Place in a jug for the flavor. You may leave some for garnishing.
  4. Pour into glasses, add ice cubes, and serve.

chapman with Campari

How to make chapman with Campari


  • Fanta – 1 bottle
  • Sprite – 1 bottle
  • Cocktail bitters – 1-3 spoons
  • Grenadine syrup – 1 cup
  • Campari – ¼ cup
  • Orange juice – 5 tbsp. (optional)
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 cucumber
  • Ice cubes


  1. Pour syrup and soft drinks in a jug, add orange juice (if you opted for it), bitters, and stir.
  2. Pour into glasses and add ice cubes.
  3. Cut lemon/lime and cucumber into slices and garnish the drinks.

chapman with Zobo

How to make chapman with Zobo


  • Zobo – 1 ½ cups
  • Sprite / 7Up – 1.5 liters
  • Fanta – 1.5 liters
  • Orijin bitters – 2-3 tbsp.
  • Lime (lemon or orange as option)
  • Cucumber slices
  • Garnishing – citrus slices and cucumber sticks
  • Ice cubes


  1. Put all the ingredients in a jug or bowl.
  2. Squeeze lime juice and stir well.
  3. Pour into glasses, add ice cubes, and garnish.

chapman with black currant

How to make chapman with Black Currant


  • Fanta – 2 cups
  • 7Up / Sprite – 2 cups
  • Hibiscus tea – 2 cups
  • Black Currant – 1/3 cup, concentrated
  • Agnosturas bitters – ½ teaspoon
  • Fresh limes – 2, squeezed
  • Ice cubes


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Pour into glasses and add ice cubes.

chapman with soft drinks

How to make chapman with soft drinks/ without alcohol


  • Sprite / 7Up – 350 ml
  • Fanta – 350 ml
  • Pomegranate syrup – 3-4 tbsp.
  • Lemon – ½, squeezed
  • Lime– ½, squeezed
  • Orange– ½, squeezed
  • Garnishing: cucumber slices and citrus quarters


  1. Mix drinks and syrup in a bowl.
  2. Add squeezed citrus juice.
  3. Pour into glasses.
  4. Add ice cubes and garnish.

chapman juice and bitters

How to prepare chapman juice and bitters


  • Fanta – 1 bottle
  • Sprite – 1 bottle
  • Angostura or Alomo bitters – 3 tbsp.
  • Grenadine syrup – 1 cup
  • Orange juice – 5-10 tbsp.
  • 1 lemon / lime
  • 1 cucumber
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnishing: lemon, lime, oranges, cucumber, grapes, or a combination


  1. Pour syrup and soft drinks into a bowl and stir.
  2. Add bitters.
  3. Add orange juice and stir.
  4. Pour into glasses, add ice cubes, and garnish.

How to make chapman for party

If you are worried about how to make chapman in large quantity or how to make chapman for 100 people, remember one thing: you’ll just need more chapman ingredients, that’s all.

chapman for party


  • Ribena/Blackcurrant cordial/Grenadine – 1.5 liters
  • Sprite – 50 cans
  • Fanta – 50 cans
  • 10 medium lemons
  • 10 medium cucumbers
  • Alomo bitters – 4 bottles (or 3 bottles of Angosturra bitters as an alternative option)
  • 100 plastic cups and straws


  1. Pour all liquids into a huge bowl and stir well.
  2. Slice each lemon into 10 pieces.
  3. Slice each cucumber into 20 pieces.
  4. Add to the mixture.
  5. Pour into cups and add ice cubes.

fruity chapman drink

How to prepare chapman drink: tips

  • Do not use Angostura bitter if you serve the drink for children; you can replace it with lime juice
  • Bitters add unique taste and flavor, so it is better for an adult company than alcohol-free option
  • Orijin bitters make the drink spicier
  • Chill soft drinks before preparation
  • Bitters are included to decrease sweetness – the drink contains much sugar
  • Prepare ice cubes in advance; you can add some Sprite or Fanta for flavor
  • Always serve the drink cold

Now you know everything about how to make chapman, so just prepare some and enjoy your drink!