Our Rum and Mango Cocktail Needs a Name! Enter Your Best Idea Today!

April 14, 2017 | By | Comments (187)

Our latest cocktail of the month is reminiscent of a fiery sunset, and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the spring-to-summer season and our 20th anniversary, which we’re ringing with our new May issue. Enter your best name idea for the drink for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of Coastal Living! (See all of our past winners here.)

How to Enter (See full contest rules here.):

  1. Enter anytime from April 14 until June 5, 2017.
  2. Suggest a fun, creative, and evocative name for the recipe. Explain the name in a sentence or two in the comments below (50 words or less).
  3. The winning recipe name (and your name, if you wish) will be printed in an upcoming issue of Coastal Living!

Photo: Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Recipe: Mark Driskill

How to Make our May Cocktail of the Month:

Place ¼ cup (2 oz.) gold rum, 1 Tbsp. (½ oz.) mango liqueur, and ½ tsp. grenadine in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Cover with lid, and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a Champagne flute. Pour ½ cup Champagne or your favorite sparkling wine over a spoon (so colors do not mix) into flute. Garnish with a mango slice. Serves 1.


  1. Rachelle Bergren

    Mango Fire – reminds me of a sunrise and sunset…the color of the sky at both times mimic the colors of a fire…just like the colors of this drink

    April 29, 2017 at 10:19 pm
  2. Shauna hoffman

    “Mango My Mimosa”

    This name describes the drink and is fun and festive. Who wouldn’t want to mango their Mimosa anytime, for brunch, for cocktail hour or to enhance a beautiful sunset?

    April 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm
  3. Scott Butler

    Sunset ,
    It looks just like a beautiful sunset and would also be great a great drink to enjoy at at sunset…..

    April 30, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  4. Ann Laudenschlager

    “Mango in Paris”
    Because of mango liqueur and fresh mango plus Champagne (region in France.)
    I made a play on words of the title of a famous Marlon Brando movie.

    April 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  5. Avian HILL

    Mango Sunset
    The colors of this drink reminds me of a beautiful Sunset and a ripe juicy mango.

    April 30, 2017 at 10:43 pm
  6. Kerry McBrayer

    A Good Ombre
    Wash away the sound of that man with tequila sunrise hair saying “bad hombres” with a couple of these!

    May 2, 2017 at 10:50 am
  7. Sandra Gwynn

    Gold Digger
    Because you have to dig down to the gold rum.

    May 3, 2017 at 8:04 am
  8. Jeannie Eaton

    Bubbles Mango – that Champagne fizz and mango, well, what else?

    May 3, 2017 at 10:07 am
  9. Kelli Barker

    Looks like a beautiful summer sun-rise, and a fun play on words!

    May 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Mango Mimsoa Surprise

    May 3, 2017 at 6:58 pm


    May 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm
  12. Cathy Abel

    When you mix gold Rum with mango liqueur and grenadine, then add a SPLASH of champagne, the colors combine to exhibit nothing less than a Golden Sunset Celebration!!!

    May 4, 2017 at 7:19 am
  13. Janice Morales

    Go-man-go mambo!
    It inspires you to party, have fun and dance the mambo!

    May 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm



    BRINGING The Côte d’Azur TO The Caribbean

    May 4, 2017 at 3:59 pm
  15. Paula Kidby

    Caribbean Sunset sail away!

    May 4, 2017 at 11:26 pm
  16. rhonda BALLARD

    I so wanted to call it the “Last Mango in Paris” tho would infringe on Jimmy Buffett’s song (tho don’t think he would mind)…..;-) How about Mango Paradise!

    May 5, 2017 at 8:15 am


    CHAmpagne + MANgo + GOLD rum = CHAMANGOLD

    May 5, 2017 at 9:23 am
  18. Connie Morter

    “GO CHAMP GO”! Start with manGO, add CHAMPagne and garnish with manGO….the rum goes without saying. A perfect brunch starter!

    May 5, 2017 at 9:54 am
  19. karen flowers

    Champango. It sounds like a sexy island ,with a drink named after it.

    May 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm
  20. karen flowers

    Champango sunset. That beautiful place , that long cool sexy drink.

    May 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm
  21. Mary Owens

    Mango Mornings: When I saw this beautiful orangy ombre drink it immediately made me think of a bright morning by the ocean! & what could be a better breakfast than mango and champagne tossed with a little salty air?

    May 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  22. Tetra DiNapoli

    Golden Inferno: The grenadine sets this drink on fire while the glow of the mango, rum and champagne bring a soft golden balance to create a perfect sunset every day.

    May 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm
  23. Michael DiNapoli

    Mango Melee: Melee denotes the drama and the truth and the excitement of the mango within the drink. And besides the word “mango melee” just sounds cool.

    May 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm
  24. Carrie Smith

    I can not find where I put the name of the drink in anywhere. Suggestions?

    May 8, 2017 at 6:45 pm
  25. Carrie Smith

    Is this where we name the drink contest?

    May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  26. mary paterson

    Ultimate sunrise sunset

    The reason for living in Florida !

    May 9, 2017 at 10:16 am
  27. Carrie Smith

    Sunset at Half Moon Bay. Tickle your nose down to your toes with this Rum, Mango and Bubbly Summer Drink. Ahhhhhh Refreshing!

    P.S. Half Moon is the Mango slice. 🙂

    May 9, 2017 at 7:50 pm
  28. Sue Galati

    This describes the look of this cocktail. The top is the sunrise and the bottom is the sunset.The taste: bubbly at the top and smooth and sweet at the end. Just like your day.

    May 10, 2017 at 6:02 am
  29. Becky

    Rum Away With Me! Escape to the tropics watching the sunset with your main squeeze.

    May 10, 2017 at 10:42 am
  30. Carter Poust

    “Mama Loves Mango,” A twist on the lyrics from a Perry Como song “Poppa Loves Mambo.”
    What better way to put up your heels at the end of the day?

    May 11, 2017 at 7:51 am
  31. Candace Pauley

    “Georgia Sunset”. Ahhh, nothing like a sunset toddy, topped off with Georgia peaches!

    May 11, 2017 at 10:32 am
  32. Candace Pauley

    “Coastal Toast”. Here’s to living by the coast!! How sweet it is!!

    May 11, 2017 at 10:47 am
  33. Sally Chermak

    Last Mango in Paris!

    Love’s red passion
    Fades gold a la fashion
    Champagne bubbles and bursts
    But sip on the rarest
    Of memories fairest
    And Viva our Last Mango in Paris!

    May 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  34. Bunny Jones Peacock


    May 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  35. Jane Barr

    Sunset Bubbles, a little bubbly I’d enjoy watching the sunset with on the bay!

    May 12, 2017 at 6:47 pm
  36. Wendy Rountree

    Caribbean Sparkler: Brunch or beach! A refreshing summertime drink with a bubbly finish!

    May 15, 2017 at 8:19 pm
  37. shereenielsen

    Tango Rumba – Reminds me of hot, fiery dances, warm summer nights, and the fiesty color of the sunset to go along with it!

    May 23, 2017 at 3:54 pm

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