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. Drew Hendley

    Takes two to Mango

    April 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm
  2. Debbie Gorch

    Pirate sunset

    April 21, 2017 at 8:34 pm
  3. Jasmine Calix

    Caribbean Mango Tango

    April 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm
  4. Pamela Hickson

    Ognammur – keeps you running back for more. (Rum Mango backwards)

    Pronounced: Og-nam-mur

    April 22, 2017 at 12:22 am
  5. Rum-bly Bubbly

    The name includes two of the main drink ingredients. Fun to say when ordering the drink, and difficult to say correctly if you have consumed one or two!

    April 22, 2017 at 1:59 am
  6. Renae Smith

    “Caribbean Sunset”, just one sip and you are transported to the tranquil beauty of a sunset on the ocean!

    April 22, 2017 at 8:29 am
  7. reneebnr

    Magic Mango — One sip of this drink and Magic Mike is sitting right beside you enjoying another Magical moment!

    April 22, 2017 at 8:56 am
  8. Angelene Kaylor Tate

    This drink reminds me of when me and my husband travel thru the carribean, and St. Kitts,and Nevis. I think it should be called “rising mango” because of the rising beautiful colors.

    April 22, 2017 at 10:07 am
  9. Paulette Limato-Johnson

    The drink reminds of spending the entire day at the beach.

    April 22, 2017 at 11:11 am
  10. Sherry Lee

    This beverage looks yummy. I would like to suggest a name: The Zoo Keepers Wife’s Cocktail.

    April 22, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  11. Jennifer Davis

    Sexy Sunrise
    This drink reminds me of celebrating my 20th anniversary this past November in St. Croix. The sunrises were very beautiful. The ingredients and their placement make this drink sexy.

    April 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm
  12. Mary Denis

    Why is the rum gone?
    In a nod to the latest Jack Sparrow movie this drink will leave us all guessing where’s the rum with its mango flavor and champagne bubbles. Just like the famous pirate it has swagger mixed with eccentricity!

    April 23, 2017 at 10:25 am
  13. suwanneerose

    Miami Mango Mambo! Grab a mango from the backyard, pop some champagne, and mambo ’til sunrise on South Beach.

    April 23, 2017 at 10:25 am
  14. Melanie

    Rum Aurora
    Perfect drink to catch the sunrise & with a bit more flair than the standard mimosa.

    April 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm
  15. Linda Wooten

    Mango Tango. It’s a great mix of the Champagne dancing the tango with the spirits of mango, rum, liqueur and grenadine. 🍹💃🏻

    April 23, 2017 at 3:08 pm
  16. Paul O.

    Barranquilla Sunrise…the drink is reminiscent of a Tequilla asinrise

    April 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm
  17. Christine Simerson

    Looks and sounds like a mimango sunrise to me🌞

    April 23, 2017 at 11:52 pm
  18. Patricia Haas

    Man-go For Another 20!

    Mango for the fruit in the drink and go for another 20, refers to the 20th anniversary of Coastal Living!

    April 24, 2017 at 9:41 am
  19. Mike Moskovitz

    Mango Bazango!

    Bazingo, bazungo it’s a Mango Bazango! A fun name for a fun drink!

    April 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm
  20. Vickie Peters

    Mang-Gold Champ. Just combine ingredients for the name of this gorgeous drink…

    April 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm
  21. Martha Saunders

    Mango Lower Now!

    Captures calypso spirit with a “base” of mango liqueur and delightful beachy flavors.

    April 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  22. Jim Schmidt , Bixby Oklahoma

    Gold Coast Pleasure – Rhymes with Treasure

    April 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm
  23. Jacqueline Obmann

    It’s so pretty!! (using 2 of the ingredients, mango and gold rum)

    April 24, 2017 at 8:13 pm
  24. Vincent Ripp

    Pleasure Island… The rum, Mango & grenadine speaks of the islands. Play on treasure island with gold rum & champagne.

    April 24, 2017 at 8:33 pm
  25. Lois (Lisa) Semmens

    Sea Island Sunset – Looks like the sunset over the mainland from a coastal barrier island – like the sunset over Murrells Inlet from the south tip of Garden City

    April 24, 2017 at 8:35 pm
  26. Tom Sears

    The Mango Dancer. As I looked at the magazine I saw mango in the drink and dancing to celebrate your 20th anniversary and put them together.

    April 25, 2017 at 9:05 am
  27. Helen McLaren

    Tickle my Mango – A spin off of tickle my fancy. I believe the mango is feeling quite entertained by the Champagne’s amusing bubbles.

    April 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm
  28. Kristine Huit

    Mango of Paradise
    I thought of this name right away because the beautiful colors of this drink and the garnish reminded me of my favorite flower the bird of paradise.

    April 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm
  29. Lauren Kalafa

    “Pyrites of the Caribbean”
    A fiery sunset…since the May deadline coincides with the movie coming out next month and it’s a rum drink,


    April 25, 2017 at 9:41 pm
  30. Julie Roland

    “Molokini Bikini” because it reminds me of a beautiful sunset at Molokini Crater in Maui.

    April 26, 2017 at 7:21 am
  31. Tammy scott

    This drink should be named Key West Sunset. I can see me sipping this colorful cocktail at Mallory Square while watching the sunset. It would be the perfect drink for taking In The acts of the performers that entertain their nightly. Key west Sunset it is!!!

    April 26, 2017 at 9:25 am
  32. Diane Meagh

    “Last Mango in Paris”. A sexy drink using Mango and Champagne.

    April 26, 2017 at 11:48 am
  33. CM

    Coastal Mango Sparkle –

    Refreshing in the morning, noon and night!

    April 26, 2017 at 11:56 am
  34. Barbara Aho Hendrickson

    Western Sunset

    April 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm
  35. Sheryl Keller

    Sunset Sparkle
    The sparkle of the champagne enhances the glow of the rum and mango layers that mimic the setting sun.

    April 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  36. Kelli Wing Chapman

    Champs Elysses Sunrise- enjoy this with a morning brunch on a spring day in Pars with your true love!

    April 27, 2017 at 4:32 am
  37. Jeanne Spencer

    Mango Sunrise!

    April 27, 2017 at 6:36 am
  38. Janine caldwell

    Let Go of my Mango
    Because I need this one and maybe one more!

    April 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm
  39. Paula Molino Wolff

    “Sunrise, Sunset”
    The champagne is a toast to dawn and dusk’s beautiful ombre sky.

    April 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm
  40. Melissa Taylor-Jackson

    🍹Man~go Zen

    April 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  41. Barbara

    “Mango Mama”
    May is Mother’s Day & Mom luvs Champagne!

    April 28, 2017 at 9:00 am
  42. Gladys Pace

    “Cuban mimosa” A champagne infused Cuban night

    April 28, 2017 at 10:37 am
  43. Leslie Steinkamp

    Caribbean Sunset. The drink looks like a Caribbean sunset and the recipe looks like something I’d like to drink while watching one.

    April 28, 2017 at 3:37 pm
  44. Heather Brown

    Coastal Sunset. At the end of the day as you are winding down from a long day, you can picture yourself at the beach enjoying the sunset.

    April 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm
  45. Sharon Peters

    Mango Island Sunset
    Marco Island Forida is one of our favorite places to be. This reminds me of all the glorious sunsets we see. The fizz is the sizzle of the sun hitting the gulf waters

    April 29, 2017 at 10:34 am
  46. Gina S

    -Gold Coast Tropicale-
    Looks like the golden sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Gold for the rum, Tropicale for the mango. Simple.

    April 29, 2017 at 1:46 pm
  47. Stewart Lara

    The Mars Sunset – the colors remind me of the planet and the sun as it sets

    April 29, 2017 at 2:27 pm
  48. D Johnson

    Maui Sunset

    April 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  49. Bev Jinks

    Conch Sunset – Looks like watching the sunset from Mallory Square in Key West

    April 29, 2017 at 7:49 pm
  50. Geralyn Noonan

    Bird of Paradise-Looks exactly like like a blooming Bird of Paradise-and tastes even better than it looks! Geralyn Noonan

    April 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm

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