I'm a huge fan of a good Mai Tai, made properly in a restaurant/bar. I think my expectations were a little too high for a store bought mixer. It isn't bad, just not what I wanted it to taste like. Mai Tais are one of those drinks that people have a certain taste for, and it's either right or wrong. This mixer has the tropical flavors, and it goes with light and dark rums pretty well. If you go into it with an open mind, you might enjoy this.