The Ikoyi Chapmans journey started for Mike and Garry Robinson in 1973 at The Ikoyi Club in Lagos, Nigeria. Growing up in Africa, Mike and Garry would attend The Ikoyi Club to play squash, tennis, golf and to swim.
Afterwards, the Club barmen would mix the most refreshing and thirst-quenching drink that was popular with all the locals. The Ikoyi Club name for this drink was Chapmans. During the 1980’s and back in the UK, Mike and Garry continued to mix and drink Chapmans as both a great thirst-quencher and social drink. They also discovered that it is a great cocktail mixer, blending particularly well with gin, vodka and Prosecco. They have now bottled it for everyone to enjoy!

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The Ikoyi Chapmans journey started for Mike and Garry Robinson in 1973 at The Ikoyi Club in Lagos, Nigeria. Their parents were based in West Africa for over 30 years and during school holidays Mike and Garry would go to The Ikoyi Club to play squash, tennis, golf and swim. After these exertions in the heat and humidity of West Africa, one of the Club barmen would mix the most amazing, refreshing, thirst-quenching drink that was popular with everyone. It had a unique taste like no other drink and to this day they have never tasted anything like it….until now, that is. The Ikoyi Club name for this drink was Chapmans.

In the 1980’s and back in the UK, Mike and Garry became professional squash players and they continued to mix and drink Chapmans as both a great thirst-quencher and a great social drink. After their squash years they also discovered that it is a great cocktail mixer, blending particularly well with gin, vodka and Prosecco…truly an all round drink to enjoy.

For many years now their dream has been to produce this drink for everyone to enjoy, and now the reality of this dream has begun.

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