Coco Fish cocktail


Coco Fish

Coco Fish

Recipe Yield

2 drinks

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.60 from 5 votes


  • 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.  


16comments inCoco Fish

  1. Jeff W.

    Mar 01

    I don’t care for gin. I use vodka. YUM!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 13

      Super Yum!

  2. Nicole Meyer

    May 06

    I love you & I love you show. I adore cooking and watch the cooking shows on pbs. You can always tell a good cook that loves cooking by the look in their eyes when they take a bite of the food they made and the way they converse about what they are preparing. I’m from New Mexico and we put a different spin on Mexican food, but it’s still hot and yummy. I’m not really into gin but my nickname is Coco and I was a bartender for years, so I am going to have my friend bring the gin and we’ll try these out with the tostada recipe that got me here. Thanks for being you. May my mother Mary bless you

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 13

      Thanks so very much Nicole, enjoy the Tostadas!

  3. Emely

    Feb 11

    Why “fish” in the name has nothing to do with fish 😃

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 12

      For fun 🙂

      1. Jeff W.

        Mar 01


  4. Armando Hinostroza

    Jun 28

    Hi paty, Never heard of gin before, que es?

    1. Pati

      Jul 06

      It’s a type of alcohol….it’s great in this drink!

  5. Ed L

    Jun 26

    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. Pati

      Jun 30

      Thank you for sharing Ed!

  6. Theresa Morse

    Feb 22

    Very refreshing easy to make. Can’t taste the gin, that’s a good thing

    1. Pati

      Feb 23

      Haha…so true Theresa

  7. Fabiola c

    Feb 15

    What it syrup what you put first in the video with jose

    1. Pati

      Feb 16

      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.

      1. Anonymous

        Apr 29

        I believe it should be a simmer

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