If you have been to a Nigerian party in recent times, there is a strong probability that you have tasted the magic called chapman. The reddish drink is almost as popular as Coca Cola. I am sure this recipe will be strongly debated based on the addition of Hibiscus tea. I had the pleasure of speaking with some caterers in Nigeria, some swore the authentic recipe contains Hibiscus tea why others disagree. I tried the recipe with and without and I am #teamHibiscus, feel free to make your own choice on this one.
- 2 cups orange fanta (orange soda)
- 2 cups 7UP or sprite
- 2 cups unsweetened Hibiscus tea (Zobo)
- 1/3 cup concentrated black Currant ( I used Ribena)
- 1/2 teaspoon angosturas bitters*
- Juice of 2 fresh Lime
- 6-8 cubes of ice
*( For those in Canada, you can find this at safeway. I have heard it’s available in most grocery stores in the states)
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Set in a fridge to chill. Serve over ice and enjoy.