Nigerian Drinks

Nigerian drinks include both soft drinks and all kinds of edible juice that are prepared and consumed in Nigeria.

Nigerian drinks

This article aims to showcase some of those drinks from Nigeria and explain how anybody could make them for personal consumption.

Apart from popular brands like Cocoa Cola, Pepsi, laccasera, Viju milk, etc. We are going to learn how to prepare some of the local drinks in Nigeria.

I find most of them to be very tasty and also healthy. Take the zobo drink for instance. I had a taste of this drink for the first time at Bori Camp Portharcourt, those days in a secondary school; I visited a friend who happened to be from Yoruba, the best makers of the Nigerian zobo drink.

That was the first time someone offered me a glass of zobo, at first I objected but my colleague compelled me to take a sip and that was it… I was sold!!!

How To Make Drinks

By reading this article you will learn how to make some of the popular Nigerian drinks, all of them would be soft drinks that could be consumed by both adults and children alike. I got a message from a member of the Kitchen who wanted to make the Chapman Nigerian drink for the kids.

So we are going to be making Chapman, the zobo drink and also a particular kind of fruit juice. We have lots of fruits in Nigeria but the average Nigerian person is yet to learn how to get the juice out of them.

So the most time we just allow them to waste away when we have them in large quantities, the best thing would have been to make fruit juice out of them.

Fruits can be eaten fresh or turned into a very tasty juice. We have pineapple juice as one of the Nigerian drinks. There are other popular drinks in Nigeria like orange juice and a blend of different fruits, some of these fruit juice is very healthy and helps to fight heart diseases.

Over the past few months, I have been writing about healthy Nigerian foods and why it is necessary to eat healthy foods in order to live a longer and healthy life.

I just finished a free eBook that would teach you how to make healthy foods. It is a must-have for every Nigerian, that is why it is free. The information contained within is considered priceless, no kidding. Learn more about The Science of Healthy Nigerian Foods.

Back to the topic of the day, we are still on popular drinks in Nigeria.

Top Three Nigerian Drinks

1. Nigerian Zobo Drink

let’s begin with the zobo drink; have you had a taste of zobo before? This drink is both tasty and also considered very healthy. It is one of the few drinks in Nigeria that are made with only natural ingredients.
Both the zobo leaves that are used for coloring and all other ingredients are natural. You can decide to use synthesized pineapple flavor or use the real pineapple, aside from that, it is all-natural.

No artificial coloring and no preservative.
Zobo drink

Here is How To Make Zobo Drink

2. Chapman Drink

The next Nigerian drink on my list would be Chapman, a few people prefer to call it Chapman. it is a combination of some of the already popular brands and few other ingredients. For some reason, this is the most acceptable drink for cocktail parties in Nigeria. An expert member of the Kitchen motivated me into writing this recipe for the Chapman drink.

Chapman drink

Here is How To Make Chapman

I bet you are gonna love it.

3. Fruit Juice

The third drink I will be talking about is fruit juice, this tops the list of Nigerian drinks. A chilled cup of freshly made fruit juice has the capacity to stir up your neural pathway and ensure a successful day. You probably know what I am saying if you have tried a glass of freshly made juice early in the morning. What we made here is a combination of orange and pineapple juice.

Pineapple Fruit Juice

Here is how to Make Pineapple/Orange Fruit Juice

4. Tiger Nut Milk

Tiger nut milk

Thousands of journals and articles around the web have been written just to highlight the numerous benefits of tiger nut milk. I have also written a detailed article about it.

Here is a recipe for Tiger Nut Milk?

5. Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice

Aloe vera juice recipe

This is my detoxing recipe, a combination of fresh aloe vera gel and lemon juice. Guess what? It turned out delicious. Aloe vera is quite bitter but when combined with lemon juice and maybe a spoon of honey, it turns out delicious.

Find Recipe for Aloe Vera lemon Juice

Subscribe Below to Receive My Free Weekly Recipes.


What are the benefits of Zobo Drink, learn about them.



  1. Emma  November 15, 2013

    I think I like the zobo better, thanks for granting my wish. remember I sent you a mail a couple of weeks back for you to include the recipe for Nigerian drinks. You are doing a wonderful job! kudos

  2. Aremu  November 23, 2013

    I think chapamn is the best drink in Nigeria, anyday, any time it is still my best. I also love zobo because it is medicinal, but chapman does wonders to my taste buds, just like a chiled bottle of coke 😀 thanks for the drinks

  3. Gift  November 23, 2013

    I like chapman too, I also like zobo. OMG I didn’t see the pineapple juice… That is my best. Give it up for the juice. It relaxes my brains when I am in the mood of reading.

  4. Christian Umeh  November 23, 2013

    Hello Chy, I just want to say a big thank you for all your wonderful recipes, I just purchased your cookbook and frankly, you did a fantastic job. Thanks for the drinks. For me, I think I would go with zobo, since it got those ingredients like ginger/garlic and even pineapple… All in one drink!

  5. Emmanuela  December 11, 2013

    thank you very much Chy, I really love what you are doing, you have thought me how to make several Nigerian foods and now I can also make drinks. I am now looking forward to Christmas with high hopes and optimism, I am going to try to make Chapman for Christmas. Thanks

    • Lesterfari  May 18, 2014

      I was at a Nigerian party and they have me a shot of something soaking in wood chips. What is it?

  6. folasade akinyele  March 18, 2014

    I love zobo drinks, in fact that is my best juice. But what can one use to preserve it, like other fruits juice.

  7. Chy Anegbu  March 18, 2014

    Folasade, thanks for your comment. Actually, you can not preserve zobo for more than four days except you want to use preservative (which I don’t recommend). However, you can referigerate for up to one week.

    • Fakoya Okikiola  February 8, 2017

      To preserve longer than 4 days, u can prepare it without sugar and the natural fruits like pineapple and orange. You can then add sugar and pineapple or any other fruit extract at the point of consumption. This is because sugar will increase the rate of spoilage by causing it to ferment

  8. Lekia  July 16, 2014

    Thanks for these Nigerian drink recipes, I have been searching for this chapman recipe for a whole long time, I love the drink but until now have not been able to make it for myself neither do I know the necessary ingredients, thanks for showing me. I have also tried a lot of your recipes and they are all turning out well. thanks

  9. Chiboy  July 16, 2014

    Thanks for the drinks

  10. temple  August 10, 2014

    Yesterday i made jollof rice. I also made salad using your recipe. It was nice and soft crunchingly good. Thank you so much. God bless you. Today am making a slightly twisted version of the rivers state soup. I will be using ugu along side uziza leaves. My husband now enjoys my cooking. Thank you

  11. Peace Onoja Roberts  September 22, 2014

    pls i want to learn how to make fruit salad

  12. olasunbo  March 28, 2015

    I like to join u

  13. faithia  April 29, 2015

    hm chy na wa for u o. i followed d jollof rice recipe in short d rice finish quick. GOD bless d work of ur hand my dear. mrs faithia emma from warri

  14. Sunny Sanawiyu  May 21, 2015

    Good day, thanks for the post, is very educative. Please do you have any information on how I can get preservatives in Nigeria. This is my number should in case you have any information for me.
    Sunny- 08130409190

  15. Tope  August 27, 2015

    God as used this page to bless me

  16. maimunah  October 16, 2015

    I love cooking but I really don’t have confidence in myself but with these am confident that I can prepare good meal for my husband but please how do I download the videos? Thank you very much, I appreciate

  17. surayya  October 24, 2015

    wow its looks beautiful , u deserve a welldone……..

  18. surayya  October 24, 2015

    wow its looks wonderful, u deserve a welldone & ………..

  19. nnenna igboko  March 17, 2016

    God bless you for this good job you are doing, am going to try making this Chapman. cheers!!!

  20. Johnd929  December 24, 2016

    I dugg some of you post as I cogitated they were very useful extremely helpful eacdekkkbedc

  21. mrs divine victor  January 13, 2017

    hello chy,about your book are all your recipes in that book cos i would love to get one

  22. prince orji  November 23, 2017

    pls if you have any information on how i can get preservatives pls this is my number 08153306164

  23. OGOCHUKWU  August 6, 2020

    5 stars
    Thanks chy for all the recipe you shared, you have thought me how to prepare some dishes I don’t know and now I think I will try to make Chapman .


Add a Comment