Thanks, Obama! For real, though -- now that relations between Cuba and America are going to be relaxed to the point where we're going to allow travelers to visit the previously isolated island nation, there are some serious gains to be had in the trade department. Namely, that Americans who go there can bring back $100 worth of alcohol and cigars. And Cuba doesn't mess around with those things.
That's right; under these new normalized policies, Kramer can get his fix, and the rest of us can sip sweet, sweet Havana Club rum, which is best enjoyed as is or in a mojito of as-yet-unparalleled authenticity. You no longer have to settle for the American imitator rum brands, and Cosmo can make sure that he's getting the real thing.
So sit back, relax, and let the Cuban cigars roll. Just make sure to grab a medianoche while you're there, too.
Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and wants someone to bring back a medianoche for him. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.