I have enjoyed Kilo Kai for years now, I keep it in the freezer and have just a shot at a time - ice cold in a chilled glass is best. I rarely drink anything else now. On the side of the bottle, Kilo Kai challenges you to take a sip and compare to any rum you would like. I have tried over a dozen (when I ran out), and Kilo Kai is my favorite of all time. If you prefer to mix with it, go for it! Coconut-Pineapple ICE or caffeine free Cola are my personal favorite mixers. Kilo Kai is smooth with a sweet, spicy after taste. I have had several friends try it and almost all love it. You may be one that says it tastes like syrup, then have some Captain. It goes great with dark chocolate. Enjoy!