Kick-Off Football Season, Yolo Rum Style

kick-off football season, Yolo Rum Style.

Football season is here! Score a touchdown with Yolo Rum.

The 2021 NFL football season formally kicks off Thursday, September 9. The reigning Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will take on the Dallas Cowboys in Florida at Raymond James Stadium.

Pre-Game Preparation

To celebrate the start of football season, our mixologist got busy behind the bar and created this fantastic new beverage. Mango is all the rage these days, so adding mango to a standard mojito was a brilliant idea! And to spice up your evening with the perfect food pairing, we also include a recipe for Spicy Mango Wings! So get ready for Thursday’s Football game with family and friends along with some fresh ingredients and your favorite bottle of Yolo Rum! We’re bringing together your favorite ingredients, so let’s get cooking!

Mango Mojito Recipe


  • 2 oz. Yolo Rum Silver
  • 1 oz. Mango juice
  • 1 oz. Simple syrup
  • 3 Lime wedges
  • 2 Large chunks of fresh mango
  • 3 Sprigs of mint
  • Soda water as necessary


In a cocktail mixer, add lime wedges, two chunks of mango, two mint sprigs, and muddle for approximately 20 seconds or until ingredients are well crushed, enough, so you get the juices from the fruit and mint. Add in the mango juice, Yolo Silver Rum, and simple syrup, add ice, and shake for about 10-15 seconds to ensure that all ingredients are well blended. Pour into a tall glass and top off with soda water, add a mint sprig for garnish, enjoy!

Sweet & Spicy Mango Wings


  • 1 mango chopped in small chunks
  • 1 jalapeno cut into strips (remove seeds)
  • 4 pounds fresh (not frozen) chicken wings
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Kansas City rub
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


After rinsing chicken wings in cold water, soak them in milk for at least 1 1/2 hours. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. After the wings have soaked, coat them in the Kansas City rub. Bake the rub-coated wings for 40 minutes.

While the wings are baking, add mango chunks, chopped parsley, cut jalapeno, and add heavy cream in a food processor. Pulse approximately one minute until thoroughly blended and has a smooth, creamy consistency.

Remove the wings from the oven after 40 minutes and soak the wings in the sweet & spicy mango jalapeno sauce. Bake the wings for another 20 minutes. Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese. Enjoy!

Get Yolo with Nolan Carroll

Here is a highlight to get you warmed up for the football season. Senior Advisor and Yolo Rum investor Nolan Carroll knows what it means to be Yolo on and off the field. Does it get any more Yolo than a pick 6 against a Suber Bowl MVP, playing against a hated division rival on Monday Night Football, in front of 80,000 of your teams fans cheering you on, and another 10 million football fans watching across the globe?  We thinks not!

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