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. Pam Beatty

    Mango Mamma Sunset because mamma loves a spiked mango as the sun goes down!

    April 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm
  2. lisa

    Florida sunset or sarasota sunset. the colors reflect our beautiful sunsets here on the Gulf coast

    April 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm
  3. William Estey

    Bill Estey
    Mango Tango because of its mango flavor and when I think of the Tango I think of a colorful, bubbly and fun dance just like this drink with its color and its Champagne

    April 14, 2017 at 8:47 pm
  4. Felicia Snyder

    Love & happiness – the deep color of love (grenadine/liqueur)and the light airy bubbles of happiness (champagne or sparkling wine)

    April 14, 2017 at 9:11 pm
  5. Nancy Kelly

    Mango Morning – this seems to be the perfect drink to replace the Mimosa in the morning.

    April 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm
  6. Patricia Reyes

    Caribbean Sunset – When I saw this cocktail , it reminded me of the first time I saw a Caribbean sunset Beautiful !

    April 15, 2017 at 7:20 am
  7. Buck Blain

    Mango Crush…because it crushed pool time and that evening sunset🌅🌅🌅

    April 15, 2017 at 8:34 am
  8. Jessica Papsan

    Sunset Champs… because it looks like a beach sunset and it’s made with champagne!

    April 15, 2017 at 11:36 am
  9. Norma Price Reynolds

    UNSTILL WATERS RUM DEEP – was chosen for this layered surprise of a drink because “quite but so clever” is the meaning of the familiar idiom….“Still waters run deep.” The rum runs deep in this drink and the champagne is in motion, or unstill.

    April 15, 2017 at 11:54 am
  10. Jennifer Gelat

    * Bird of Paradise: With its elongated mango slices, this cocktail mirrors the exotic flower growing along Southern California’s shoreline, the Bird of Paradise. Perhaps after sipping its champagne to fiery orange gradation, one would feel the same warmth as the Bird of Paradise, stretching toward the rising sun.

    April 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm
  11. Virginia Parrott

    The Price of Gold: Referring to it’s first and perhaps premier ingredient the gold rum. Coupled with champagne in fluted glasses it might bring to mind the prosperity in one’s life, monetary or otherwise…. if only for a moment.

    April 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  12. Sandy Montero

    My first thought when I saw this drink was Sunset, so…..Chasing Sunset is what I would call it if it was my invention 😉

    April 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  13. edbdesignssb

    It’s Another Mango Sunset Maybe it will become a song! 😉

    April 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm
  14. Barbara Lovett

    Golden Mango Bubbles. Gold rum, mango liqueur and champagne bubbles! What better can you ask for!?!

    April 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm
  15. Mia

    Caribbean Sunrise.

    April 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm
  16. Tamara McLanahan

    Ombré Mango Mist. The sun dips low, pausing for just a moment on the horizon’s watery edge. The sea mist’s spray covers the sky in gauze as you take a slow sip of this sweet concoction and feel the troubles of the day slide away.

    April 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm
  17. Beth O’Neil

    Mango Tango because after one of these refreshing bubbly tropical drinks, you’ll want to strap on your best tango shoes.

    April 15, 2017 at 8:53 pm
  18. Donna Sims

    Five Golden Rings…..because just like in the Christmas carol, this drink is a special gift.

    April 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm
  19. Chiara

    Rumango cocktail , a way of life….

    April 16, 2017 at 5:36 am
  20. Tom

    Coastal Sunrise – because it looks like a sunrise on the beach and was created by Coastal Living.

    April 16, 2017 at 6:10 am
  21. Baby Cakes

    Hindsight 20. Named such because looking back, it’s been worth it. The thought brings a sparkling smile, as you celebrate. It’s all been worth it.

    April 16, 2017 at 6:18 am
  22. Kelly@WildfloursKitchen.com

    Shimmering Mango Dream because I can only imagine what the reflection of a beautiful sunset on Caribbean island waters must look like!

    April 16, 2017 at 6:19 am
  23. Kathy Lacey

    Tropical Frenchman. This drink combines the tropical flavors of mango and rum with Champagne from the regions of France.

    April 16, 2017 at 6:24 am
  24. zoeoct10

    Hombre Midas… It has that golden layered look.. Opa!

    April 16, 2017 at 6:34 am
  25. Patricia Torbett

    I love all the tropical names, but my mind went a completely different direction when I saw the beautiful bright red and orange colors of this drink. I’d call it Mars Landing. The bright orange/red representing the “red planet” and the white foam at the top being the polar cap.

    April 16, 2017 at 6:35 am
  26. Karen Tannenbaum

    Sun blossom! The drink reminds me of the blossoming of a new day as the sun rises in layers of color in the sky. The drink contains ingredients that says ” move over” mimosa!

    April 16, 2017 at 6:42 am
  27. Brian Faust

    Red at Night, Sailors Delight

    As the old adage goes, a red sky at night means fair seas for sailors.

    A couple of these red cocktails and fair seas can’t be far away!

    April 16, 2017 at 6:45 am
  28. Vinnie

    “Sunny Bottom”

    April 16, 2017 at 7:06 am
  29. Glenn Henderson

    Cha cha

    April 16, 2017 at 9:48 am
  30. Tina G.

    Rumango Breeze Bubbles. .evokes daydreams of sunrises or sunsets. . .and the bubbles evoke the feeling of the ocean’s waves and the foam. . .

    April 16, 2017 at 9:48 am
  31. Darla M Jenkins-Addington

    Tropical Sparkler! Tropical Ingredients with a bit of fizz

    April 16, 2017 at 9:58 am
  32. Sweet Sandals

    Sizzling Sunset!

    April 16, 2017 at 10:03 am
  33. Karen Fuko

    “Liquid Gold”
    Serve this at your next party and it’s sure to be the “Gold Standard ” in cocktails….

    April 16, 2017 at 10:07 am
  34. Richard W. Brown

    The Caribbean Sunset – a bit of the Caribbean Rum and Mango with a splash of Champagne will not only remind you of the taste of that Caribbean getaway but visually take you to the beautiful sunsets you shared with that special someone while there.

    April 16, 2017 at 10:27 am
  35. Mo-tye

    Mangopagne Rum Runner – what better way to enjoy the evening whether at home or on the beach. The colors of this drink are like a beautiful sunset.

    April 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  36. Jen Backer

    Sunset at Brunch- skip the standard mimosa or Bloody Mary for this refreshing champagne cocktail! The flavors and simplicity of this cocktail will surely ignite the beginning of a Sunday Funday!

    April 16, 2017 at 1:19 pm
  37. Suzi Spencer

    St.Lucian Sunburst. It’s definitely a cocktail that’s very cool, refreshing and jazzy,just like the island of St Lucia.

    April 16, 2017 at 1:35 pm
  38. Toni Belknap

    This fabulous cocktail should be named Mango a go-go!
    Do to it’s way if being prepared being shaken makes you think of dancing in the Caribbean on a warm summer night!

    April 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  39. Patricia Goltry

    Sunrise Delight

    April 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm
  40. cheryl fisher

    just one more sunset……

    April 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm
  41. Jan S

    “Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square”. This famous event invites everyone to enjoy the glowing sun as it sinks into the Gulf of Mexico horizon. The layered cocktail mimics this spectacular show of nature.

    April 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    “Sailor’s Sunset” Sailors have a saying “red sky at night sailors delight..red sky in the morning, sailors take warning” So it’s a play on this old saying…The colors remind me of a sunset and with the reds, oranges and the bubbles,
    Well, I thought of the rolling bubbling waves and ocean meets sand…I like it…Jane

    April 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm
  43. Ilene Mitnick

    Ruby Slipper Royale
    The beautiful colors of this yummy champagne cocktail just seem to play with each other so nicely, but everyone knows it’s the Ruby red grenadine that springs you into early summer! 😊

    April 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  44. Deb Higdon

    Ombre Sunset, watching the sun fade from high noon to a late afternoon splendor as it drifts into a peaceful place!

    April 16, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  45. Paula Massanari

    Rum Rise — the drink looks like a sun rise and the drink’s foundation is rum!

    April 16, 2017 at 8:22 pm
  46. Becky Sammis

    This looks similar to a Tequila Sunrise so how about Mango Sunrise! Or maybe Rum Rise? Whatever you name it, it sure looks inviting!!!

    April 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm
  47. Donna Hill

    Chamango – because it is so fun to say!

    April 16, 2017 at 9:53 pm
  48. Ally Avey

    Two to Mango!
    Caribbean rum and champagne are the duo to pair with lucious sweet tropical mango for a night of promising Latin excitement on the dancfloor, or off!

    April 16, 2017 at 10:16 pm
  49. Bob Strenad

    Seagrass Serenade
    In music, a serenade is a musical composition in someones honor, typically calm, light music. Translation of the Italian word Serenata.
    Sitting in a canvas beach lounger, watching the day’s sun sink into the horizon… What peace to have a Seagrass Serenade in your hand!

    April 17, 2017 at 8:53 am
  50. Paul McCarthy

    Sunset Celebration – Whether it be with at a romantic beachside proposal, or a playful accumulation of friends; this cocktail duplicates the occasion with an early Champagne excitement, and slowly transitions into the pensive warmth finish of Rum.

    April 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

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