Holiday Annoyance of the Day: Stringing Lights Backwards, which you do not realize until you are down to the very bottom of your very tall tree. Now you do not have a male end to plug into the outlet, you do not have the proper extension cord or adapter that will solve the problem, and you have a hardware store employee that tells you "Every year at least 5 people (read "females") do the same thing, and come in asking for that type of adapter." (which by the way, does not exist. It is in fact illegal to make a male-to-male adapter.) Feel better? Thought not.
So what else is left to be done, but painstakingly take apart the hundreds of yards of backwards lights, climb back around and around, and up to the top of the tree, and START OVER.
But first, you'll need a Drink - Might as well make it a Juniper-flavored one, so you feel a little more in tune with your Christmas tree at hand. You'll be feeling the love again in no time...
2 oz. Hendricks Gin
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 oz. Blue Agave Nectar (the better choice over Simple Syrup)
Build the drink over crushed ice, stir and top with fresh raspberries. Drink quickly, and get back to the lights -- sometime....
12 Drinks 'Til Christmas - Day 1
Tangled, backwards, or otherwise annoying Christmas lights got you down? A Juniper Jumper will give you the new patience you need -- or at least make the long process a bit more enjoyable.