this cocktail is refreshing and different, sounds like a weird combination, but is uniquely tasty. i had a fairly large amount of leftover cilantro from a recent fish taco stint and decided i would put it into a mojito along with some fresh raspberries. the finished product was just a bit spicy but still mint-y, sweet but tangy, overall flavorful and palatable.
1.25 oz silver rum
7 cilantro leaves
5 mint leaves
2-4 tbsp of simple syrup *see recipe below
0.5 oz lime juice
2 oz soda
***to make simple syrup add one part water to one part sugar and heat in small saucepan until it makes a syrup-y consistency.
Place cilantro and mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass . Add crushed ice, rum, 2 tbsp of simple syrup, raspberries, and lime juice and muddle. Add soda water and more simple syrup if needed. You could also substitute the soda water for 7-up or Sprite of course.