Say hello to the Paloma

Happy New Year! I'm sure we're all celebrating 2013 as it comes, so here's a drink that struck me a most appropriate - off with the old and in with the new.

According to, the Paloma, not the Margarita, is Mexico's most beloved cocktail.

Pour some kosher salt on a plate.
Rub half of rim of a highball glass with a grapefruit wedge; dip rim of glass in salt.
Combine 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar in glass; stir until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in 1/4 cup mescal or tequila, add ice, and top off with 1/4 cup club soda.
Garnish with grapefruit wedge.