Chapman is a very popular cocktail in Nigeria with or without alcohol. It was ‘the’ cocktail in most restaurants, sports clubs, etc. especially among the youths years back. Pink chilled Chapman will arrive at your table in a large beer mug with chunks of fruits and a straw. It is very refreshing and delicious because you could suck on that straw till half the mug is gone without coming up for air. This pink nectar is a balanced blend of all its components. Chapman also features as part of a Nigerian wedding cocktail bar.
Though Chapman is alcoholic, this recipe is for a Chapman mocktail, meaning no alcohol. It is no less delicious, in fact, being a mocktail, you can drink more of it. The bitters contain alcohol but 1 teaspoon isn’t enough to make this drink alcoholic, and you need the bitters to calm down/balance all the sweetness from the other ingredients but if it still matters, just add an extra 1-2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice.
You can also serve it in any type of cocktail glass to give it a more dainty look. Some of the ingredients are pretty expensive so, I have given substitutes that are excellent.
To make Nigerian Chapman mocktail
1 cup orange soda (Fanta, Mirinda) 1 cup lime/lemon soda (7up, sprite) 6 tablespoons Grenadine syrup (Zobo syrup, Ribena, blackcurrant cordial) 1 teaspoon Angostura bitters (Alomo bitters, Campari)* 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice Ice cubes Slices of cucumber, lemon, and orange for garnish (pineapple, apple, and mint)
Put ½ the ice cubes in a jug, add orange soda, lime/lemon soda, syrup, bitters and fresh lime juice. Stir to mix thoroughly.Share the remaining ice cubes in the serving glasses and pour the Chapman into the glasses, garnish with the fruit slices.
Stir to mix thoroughly.Share the remaining ice cubes in the serving glasses and pour the Chapman into the glasses, garnish with the fruit slices.
Share the remaining ice cubes in the serving glasses and pour the Chapman into the glasses, garnish with the fruit slices and add a straw.
*These bitters have about 40% alcohol in them, but the quantity used is insignificant.
Enjoyed your chapman? why not try out this Beetroot drink mocktail, Cucumber drink, Carrot orange drink and also let us know in the comments below. Follow on Instagram @thepretendchefofficial, twitter: @thepretendchef
“….corn dogs, funnel cakes-burst seams are made of these!”
Funnel cake is a delightful and irresistible staple at Fairs and amusement parks. It is light, chewy, slightly crunchy and not too sweet with an intricate lattice pattern, perfect with different finger-licking toppings.
My introduction to Funnel cake was at the St. John’s NL annual Regatta, it was big, with a dusting of icing sugar and a huge dollop of whipped cream right in the middle and a generous drizzle of strawberry syrup all over it. It was simply amazing.
These egg muffins are delicious, quick and easy to make, to crown it all it is very healthy. What better way to fuel up your body in the morning, as a lunch pack, a grab ‘n’ go snack or a protein energy boost at mid-day.
They are called egg muffins, egg cups, omelette muffins or mini frittata. Egg muffins are low in calories, therefore ideal for weight watchers and the egg is the star of the dish.
You can make it using ingredients you already have in your kitchen or with leftovers.
Egg muffins can be made ahead, put in the refrigerator overnight
These meatballs are juicy, tender and light. What more can you want in a meatball? Right, they are also well seasoned and won’t fall apart. I call them Savoury Candies. It is very easy to make meatballs and you can tweak it to your heart’s content.
The best kind of meatball is loose, not tight and moist, not dry. As such, all the ingredients and handling is geared towards this goal. To make meatballs firmer
Mongolian beef Stir fry is a Chinese-American takeout dish and has nothing to do with Mongolia, but it will most definitely assuage one’s cravings for Chinese food.
It is crispy pieces of beef glistening from a sticky sweet and salty velvety sauce with a side of rice or fried noodles. With Chinese food outrageously over priced in Nigeria, make your very own delicious Chinese food and make everyone around happy. The ingredients for Mongolian beef Stir fry are readily available and inexpensive.
One of the most popular and basic Chinese soups in Nigerian-Chinese restaurants is the sweetcorn egg drop soup. It is very simple and easy to make yet always looks impressive.
It is called egg drop because of the way the egg is dropped or poured into the soup while cooking it. This soup is also called egg flower soup because the egg poured in, blooms and looks like flowers in the soup.
Sweetcorn egg drop soup is ideal when you
Chicken salad with candied carrot coins, those candied carrot coins make it extra special.
Chicken salad is basically any salad with chicken as its main ingredient. There is no right or wrong way to make it or right or wrong ingredient. It is really a combination of things that floats your boat. That being said, it should have good visual appeal and taste awesome. In Nigeria we love chicken and we love salad, so this salad will make us smile.
In fact, most times chicken salad is made with leftover chicken. Last Christmas, after we had
Spaghetti and meatballs in Tomato Sauce is an Italian-American creation. A simple combination that was always meant to be. The meatballs are juicy, tender, light, well seasoned and won’t fall apart.
Meatballs can be eaten in a variety of ways, in a sauce, on hot dog bun, on pizza etc. For this dish, the sauce used is my simple and exquisitely delicious Fresh tomato sauce (Marinara sauce). Meatballs
Any fresh tomato sauce is only as good as the tomato used. The tomatoes should be fresh, good tasting, sweet, fleshy and fully ripe. A versatile sauce which is both an ingredient and a dish.
This recipe is a basic fresh tomato sauce, what Italians will call Marinara sauce. It is easy, simple and unpretentious. Marinara sauce is a base for many other dishes, just like the Nigerian tomato stew base. So make an exquisite pot of fresh tomato sauce and your other dishes that are based on it will be delectable. It can also be used as it is for a simple and quick pasta sauce because it is that delicious.
Pizza that Italian classic that has as many variations as your imagination can think of. From the pizza dough (the crust) to the sauce or lack of sauce to the cheese and toppings, there are many, many different ways each can be made. One thing you should know is that pizza is about the crust.
Before we go wild with our imagination, bear in mind that the pizza should look inviting and taste awesome. My children love pizza with a capital L. In fact, daughter no. 2 can make it for Nigeria, when you get her to do it, that is. So we find ourselves