Category: Featured Menu Items at The Fort

Warm Up This Winter with The Fort’s Historic Cocktails

Winter has arrived in Colorado and is here to stay for a while. With forecasts below freezing and snow storms in the near future, keep cozy by enjoying some of our favorite warm cocktails.

Trader’s Whiskey

By the time quality whiskey made its way west in the 1860s, the American Indians resisted it and instead preferred the flavor of the liquor they had become accustomed to. When whiskey was brought to be traded at the camps, the chief would sample … Read the entire post >

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Make The Fort’s Buffalo Vegetable Soup at Home

The winter chill and falling snow makes us crave The Fort’s hearty vegetable soup in the comfort and warmth of our homes. This recipe is not only one of the tastiest cold-weather treats in Holly Kinney’s “Shinin’ Times at The Fort” cookbook, but also one of the healthiest. Full of vegetables and lean buffalo meat, this soup will leave you feeling warm and guilt-free. For a heavier meal, add potatoes and a side of fresh-baked bread for dipping.

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National Pickle Day

Observed each year, November 14 is recognized as National Pickle Day. While the national holiday focuses on pickles as a noun – kosher, bread and butter, dill, etc. – at The Fort, we celebrate it as a verb. One of our favorite ways to pickle is Holly Kinney’s, Proprietress of The Fort, recipe for pickled jalapenos. Pickled jalapeno peppers make the perfect topping, mix-in or side dish for any meal, as well as a delicious appetizer (see stuffed jalapeno recipe … Read the entire post >

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Celebrate Halloween with The Fort’s Bear’s Blood Cocktail

Those preparing to host gals and ghouls on All Hallows’ Eve can now incorporate a spine-chilling cocktail, true to the Rocky Mountain region, into the festivities!

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Here’s how to make The Fort’s “Bear’s Blood” cocktail at home:

Bear’s Blood

Ingredients:

+ 6 tbsp. orange juice

+ 3 oz. light rum

+ 1 tbsp. grenadine

+ Juice of half a lime

+ Dash of orange flower water

+ Dash of sweet and sour syrup

+ Crushed ice

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Cheers to National Rum Punch Day

Sept. 20 is National Rum Punch Day, and we’re celebrating with one of Sam’l Arnold’s favorite drinks, our 1732 Philadelphia Fish House Punch!

 

Philadelphia Fish House Punch is thought to be one of the oldest punch recipes served in America. Scholars believe the recipe originated in the 1600s, in London, as a farmers’ club punch, and was later served in America at the Fish House Tavern in Schuylkill, Pa.

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ pints sweet-and-sour syrup
  • ¾
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Celebrate National Filet Day with The Fort’s Most Tender Dish

August 13 is National Filet Day, and what better way to celebrate than with one of The Fort’s most popular dishes? We sell nearly seventy thousand buffalo entrees each year and of those, more than 70 percent are William Bent’s Buffalo Tenderloin Filet Mignon.

A guest from Paris, France once approached us while dining at The Fort to say, “All my life I have thought that Chateaubriand was the ne plus ultra of cuts, but now I must return to … Read the entire post >

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The Fort’s Smokehouse Buffalo BBQ Ribs Recipe: A Food Network Favorite

Summer is officially here, which means barbecue season is in full swing. Switch things up at your summer barbeques with our Smokehouse Buffalo BBQ Ribs recipe, which are some of Food Network star chef Bobby Flay’s favorite!

These ribs are a guest favorite at The Fort, so it was no surprise that Bobby Flay was also impressed by them. In fact, Flay declared them as the best he had eaten all year when visiting The Fort to film his television … Read the entire post >

Cheers to National Margarita Day

It may help un-Monday your day to know it is National Margarita Day! A festive favorite, the original margarita is a simple, refreshing blend of lime, tequila and triple sec liqueur.

Served frosty and fiesta-ready, the drink has a storied history. According to Smithsonian.com, the most prevalent origin story is that Carlos “Danny” Herrera first mixed the drink at his Tijuana-area restaurant, Rancho La Gloria, in 1938. Another tale, and one that would explain the drink’s name, is that … Read the entire post >

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Awards Nominee, “The Revenant,” Lightly Seasoned with Western Culinary History

The 88th Academy Awards are just around the corner, and much of the Oscar season buzz has surrounded the highly acclaimed 12-time nominee, “The Revenant.” The western revenge epic of real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass (played by Oscar-ready-and-waiting actor Leonardo DiCaprio), has brought the American west to the forefront of pop culture—and believe it or not, highlights some of the traditional western fare served at The Fort!

“The Revenant” confronts the significance and brutality of the fur trapping trade, and the … Read the entire post >

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The Fort’s Hot Sausage Bean Dip

Are you hosting a party for Playoffs this weekend? We understand that if there is a specific snack football fans crave during an intense Sunday game on a chilly winter day, it is delicious buffalo sausage bean dip. This recipe is also a treat during the summer months and can be heated up over a hot, smoky fire at your campsite. At The Fort, we serve this dip with buffalo sausage, but it is just as tasty with your favorite … Read the entire post >

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