Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, author of the indispensable "Grog Log" and "Intoxica" bar books, has a nifty little site to support of his books and other endeavors.
One of the more interesting features describes the lengths (and expense) it takes in order to make a really good Mai Tai. Personally, I'm not a gigantic fan of the taste, but then maybe that's because I've rarely had a good one. (Floridians take note: do not order a Mai Tai at the Bahi Hut in Sarasota or Waitiki in downtown Orlando. Do try one at Emeril's Tchop Chop at Universal, though.)