When it comes to sugary concoctions, it really doesn’t get more Nigerian than Chapman. A blend of Fanta, Sprite, Angostura aromatic bitters and juice, Chapman is a staple drink in restaurants across the country.
To switch up this Nigerian classic, I’ve made it into a smoothie by blending it with fruit of my choice – strawberries and blueberries – and ice. The result was a fruitier and less sweet version of the original, which, at my “old” age, is much appreciated. Try it out!
**I got the traditional Chapman recipe from allnigerianrecipies.com
Yields 2-3 servings
¼ cup Grenadine Syrup
1-2 tbsp Angostura Aromatic Bitters
½ cup Fanta Orange (or other variations, i.e. Sunkist)
½ cup Sprite (or other variations, i.e. 7Up)
Juice of ½ an orange
Juice of ½ a lemon
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 cup ice
**Note that using fruit that isn’t frozen in not a deal breaker
1. Place all Chapman and fruit smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until thick, but smooth.
2. Taste and adjust to your liking – you may want to add more bitters, more fruit, more juice, etc.
3.Serve in a glass and garnish with fruit and mint leaves
Is that yum or what?
**Note: Drinkers, feel free to include a lil’ shot of somethin’ somethin’