One thing is for sure, Central Texas is not basic! Now Central Texas may be a little traditional, but there are many unique outlets here in this beautiful area.

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HERE A DRINK THAT IS ALWAYS A CROWD PLEASER CENTRAL TEXAS

In honor of Central Texas being out of the normal, I thought it was only right being close to the holidays, that I deliver a treat that will have your company this holiday season wanting to come to your house and be the talk of any holiday event. The Never So Basic Pumpkin Spice Martini. People always say how pumpkin spice lovers are such basic people but this one right here has a twist that has always been a crowd-pleaser in my house. Here is the recipe for the perfect never basic pumpkin spice martini.

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE THE NEVER-SO-BASIC PUMPKIN SPICE MARTINI?

Pumpkin martini ingredients
Vodka – I recommend pumpkin pie rum for the mildest gourd flavor.
Substitution: You can swap in regular vodka or flavored vodkas, such as vanilla vodka or even cinnamon vodka!
Rum – A dark spiced rum pairs best with pumpkin.
Substitution: Try using pumpkin liqueur for even more gourd flavor.
Half-and-Half – For a touch of decadence.
Substitution: Feel free to use heavy cream for a richer mouthfeel or milk for a cocktail with a lighter body.
Pumpkin Puree – You’ll need a can of 100% pure pumpkin.
Maple Syrup – Pure maple syrup adds a beautiful touch of cozy sweetness. Make sure you use the real stuff and not the syrup made for pancakes.
Vanilla – Pure vanilla flavor.
Pumpkin Pie Spice – Use store-bought for convenience. Or make your own pumpkin spice by combining ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.

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