Historic Drinks

The Fort's Hailstorm Julep

The 1840 Hailstorm Premiere Julep

The Fort’s Drink Menu

Menu and prices subject to change.

Fur Trade Potables

Authentic concoctions from 170 years ago. Enjoy these unusual tastes of early America.

The 1840 Hailstorm Premiere Julep $16

The famed drink from Bent’s Fort: Your choice of well bourbon or scotch, sugar, mint and ice in a Mason jar.

Real Georgia Mint Julep $16

French brandy, peach brandy, ice, sugar and sprigs of mint served in a Mason jar.

Trade Whiskey $12

Historic old western fur trade recipe: fine bourbon deliciously flavored with red pepper, tobacco and black gun powder. Remarkably excellent in flavor. Served neat.

1732 Philadelphia Fish House Punch $16

Myer’s rum, peach brandy, brandy, sugar and lemon juice over ice.

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Fort Specialties

Jim Bridger $16

A mysterious mix of 9 ingredients with rum. For those who like a citrusy, semi-sweet drink.

Last Roundup $19

Four premium rums and juices. Limit two, unless you’re riding a horse who knows his own way home.

Bear’s Blood $16

Tequila, pomegranate juice, lemon and lime.

Pomegranate Martini $19

Pama pomegranate liqueur, Absolut Citrus vodka, and a splash of cranberry juice.

Sangria $16

Made from fresh lemon, lime, orange and apple. Then blended with red wine, a splash of brandy and served in a Mason jar.

Fort Coffee $15

A rich cup of coffee, graced with Bailey’s Irish cream and Frangelico. Topped with whipped cream.

William Bents’ “Kick” to the Moscow Mule

A harmonious blend of Colorado Vodka, Canton Ginger liqueur, lime, and Cock & Bull Ginger Beer.

With copper cup $39 / Refill with copper cup $16

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Gringo Style

The Fort’s traditional recipe. 1/2 liter pitcher $24 / Glass $12

Mexican Style

Jose Cuervo Gold, Triple Sec and freshly squeezed lime juice. 1/2 liter pitcher $24 / Glass $12

Prickly Pear

Made with scarlet prickly pear fruit – slush or on the rocks. 1/2 liter pitcher $24 / Glass $12

Agave Margarita $12

A delish blend of Blanco tequila, lime juice and sweetened with agave nectar. Refreshing, will tame the thirstiest of travelers.

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Summer Cocktails

1908 Elderflower Martini $17

Empress 1908 Gin, St Germain Elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup

Huckleberry Lemonade $15

Huckleberry Infused Vodka, splash of cranberry juice and lemonade

1908 Elderflower Collins $17

Empress 1908 Gin, St Germain Elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda

White Ginger Sangria $16

A Blend of White wine, Canton Ginger Liqueur, fresh, lemon, lime, And orange

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Pints of Colorado Brews

Tivoli Outlaw Mile Hi Light $7

Great Divide American Lager $7

Alaskan Amber $7 O’Dell IPA $7

Left Hand St. Vrain Belgium Tripel $9

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout $8

Non Alcoholic Brews

Athletic Brewing Co., Run Wild IPA (NA) $7

Athletic Brewing Co., Lite (NA) $7

(Subject to change seasonally)

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Pilgrims’ Mocktails & Potables


Prickly Pear Cooler (Colonche) $8

Colorado’s first non-alcoholic drink enjoyed at the South Platte River fur trade forts. Made of prickly pear syrup, fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice.

Pilot’s Cocktail $8

You’ll fly safely with Peychaud bitters & sparkling water. Not sweet, but clean, cold and wet!

Cock ‘N Bull Ginger & Lime Mocktail $10

Fresh squeezed lime, ginger beer, and sparkling soda, and a splash of peychaud bitters.

Mojito Mocktail $10

Virgin Strawberry or Lime Daiquiri $7

Non Alcholic Sweet Beers

Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer $6

Cock ‘N Bull Ginger Beer $6

Other Potables

Elevations “Fort Blend” Freshly brewed Coffee $3

Harney’s & Son’s Premium Hot Tea $3

Iced Tea $3

Hot Chocolate $7

Big B’s Hot Cider $7

Milk-Glass $3

Fountain Soda $4

San Pelligrino (sparkling) or Fiji (still) water $8

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