There’s only one mocktail that’s universal in our book; Chapman. It is estimated that over 1 million glasses of Chapman are sold in Nigeria each year! Growing up, Chapman was always a drink to look forward to. It was a special treat whenever we went out to eat at a restaurant.

Dotted around your table on Christmas Day should be glasses of Chapman. The bright red colour is inviting and adds to the festivities. There’s a world of difference between freshly made Chapman at a restaurant and the one bought at the store. This is because of the mix of ingredients. Everyone looks forward to the “wow” factor on Christmas Day. And we have just that—the secret Chapman recipe.

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Here’s how to make world-class Chapman.


300ml Fanta
300ml Sprite
150ml Grenadine syrup
100ml Orange juice
100ml Water
25ml Lemon juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
25ml Origin bitters
Ice cubes

Step 1

In a 1 litre judge, pour in Grenadine syrup first, then add the rest of the ingredients as follows, Orange juice, Fanta, Sprite, Lemon juice, Origin Bitters and water. In the absence of a 1-litre jug, you can use a 1-litre plastic bottle instead.

Step 2

Stir the Chapman for about 5 seconds. If it’s made in a bottle, with the lid on, turn it upside down twice to blend the ingredients.

Step 3

Pour into glasses with ice and garnish with cucumbers in the glass and on the rim.

This recipe is for 1 litre of Chapman which will make about 4-6 glasses depending on the amount of ice in each glass and the size of the glass.

There you go! Wonderful isn’t it?

Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends or home alone, ensure you make Christmas memorable. It’s the little things that count. Most importantly, remember that you are loved in ways you can never fully imagine. From all of us at Food Critic Live, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.