Historic Drinks

The Fort's Hailstorm Julep

The 1840 Hailstorm Premiere Julep

The Fort’s Drink Menu

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Fur Trade Potables

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

The 1840 Hailstorm Premiere Julep $15

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 $15

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

Trade Whiskey $9

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 $13

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

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Fort Specialties

Jim Bridger $14

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

Last Roundup $17

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

Sangria $15

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

Bear’s Blood $14

Tequila, pomegranate juice, lemon and lime.

Pomegranate Martini $18

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

White Ginger Sangria $14

Made from fresh lemon, lime, orange and apple. Blended with white wine, a splash of Canton Liqueur and served in a mason jar.

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 $37 / Refill with copper cup $14

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Margaritas

Gringo Style

The Fort’s traditional recipe. 1/2 liter pitcher $17 / Glass $10

Mexican Style

Jose Cuervo Gold, Triple Sec and freshly squeezed lime juice. 1/2 liter pitcher $20 / Glass $11

Prickly Pear

Made with scarlet prickly pear fruit – slush or on the rocks. 1/2 liter pitcher $21 / Glass $8

Agave Margarita $11

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

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Pilgrims’ Drinks

Prickly Pear Cooler (Colonche) $7

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.

Fountain Soda $5

San Pelligrino (sparkling) or Fiji (still) water $7

Pilot’s Cocktail $7

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

Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer $7

Cock ’N Bull Ginger Beer $4

Lemonade $5

Ask Your Server for our Beer Selections.

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