Friuty Chapman(Aka African Sangria)

So it was the wedding anniversary of my ex colleague and she promised to make it an exciting one for every one present. I was really hoping she meant to give out a ticket to go watch a movie with her or a call from Four points that I have a reserved seat with lots of goodies waiting hehehe!

But alas! She came in with her big water like jar and announced to anyone who cares to listen “ Am making chapman, hope you make space in your stomach cos am sure you’ll all love it”.

I was like, is this the excitement you promised?  Well, on a second thought, I felt it would be cool to actually watch how this drink is made as it’s one of my favorite. And so below are the recipes for making your homemade chapman.

  • ½ cup Grenadine Syrup
  • A few dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 35 cl Fanta Orange
  • 35 cl Sprite
  • ½ an Orange
  • ½ a lemon
  • Ice cubes
  • Blackcurrant

Use the following citrus of your choice to garnish your chapman drink:

Cucumber, strawberry, orange, lemon, lime


  • Put a few ice cubes in the mugs.
  • Add half a cup of the Grenadine Syrup, this should be about one third of the dimpled mug.
  • Add a few dashes of Angostura Bitters (to your taste).
  • Add a squeeze of orange and lemon each.
  • Share the Fanta equally between the two mugs, do the same for the Sprite. Remember to leave some space because the garnishings will take up their own volume.
  • Add your sliced garnishings: cucumber, orange and lemons. This list goes on and on.
  • Top off with Ribena blackcurrant if you have it.
  • Stir with the straws and it is ready for drinking!

Enjoy it on a warm sunny day or on any special occasion with any snack


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