Coco Fish

Coco Fish

2 drinks
Pati Jinich
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktail, coconut, coconut water, gin, pati's mexican table
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Coco Fish recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 5, Episode 13 "José Andrés Takes Over"


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • About 10 leaves fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1/2 cup good quality gin
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh coconut pulp, sliced for garnish

To Prepare

  • To make the simple syrup, combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring a few times, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool. 
  • In a couple of glasses, muddle mint with the simple syrup and gin. Add ice, pour coconut water on top, stir, and garnish with the fresh and tender coconut pulp.  

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  1. I love your show Pati, especially enjoyed the one with Jose Andres. Gin & tonic is the national drink of Spain and the Coco Fish is basically a version of the gin & tonic and the entomology of the word ‘coco’ is Spanish/Portugese origin meaning grinning face from the dots on the coconut.

    1. Hola Fabiola, It’s simple syrup. To make it use 1/4 cup sugar and a 1/4 cup water and heat over low heat. Bring it to a simmer and cook, stirring it a few times, until the sugar has dissolved.