I could never find a Mai Tai recipe that lived up to my expectations, so I developed my own. Many recipes out there for Mai Tais depend heavily on the rum for taste. This one is great as a virgin drink for anyone to enjoy, and it's easy to add a little rum to shake up the party.
This mixture keeps well so I'll usually make a huge batch by multiplying the recipe by 12 to make a little less than a gallon. The only thing you have to worry about in keeping the mixture is keeping your club soda fresh and sparkling.
Run the container of cream of coconut under warm water for 60 seconds to get a better consistency.