The Fort’s Historic Drink Menu
(For current pricing,
Prickly Pear Cooler (Colonche)
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.
You’ll fly safely with Peychaud bitters & sparkling water. Not sweet, but clean, cold and wet!
Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer
Made with Pure Cane Sugar and Caffeine Free!
San Pelligrino (sparkling) or Fiji (still) water
Bottles of Brews
Buckler Holland (Non-Alcoholic)
Pints of Colorado Brews
Blue Moon, Belgium White
Avery Brewing Co. IPA
New Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale
Stem Ciders, Off Dry Apple Cider
Fur Trade Potables
Authentic concoctions from 170 years ago. Enjoy these unusual tastes of early America. Historic drinks to accompany your historic meal!
The 1840 Hailstorm Premiere Julep
The famed drink from Bent’s Fort: Your choice of bourbon or scotch with sugar, mint and ice in a Mason jar.
Real Georgia Mint Julep
French brandy, peach brandy, ice, sugar and sprigs of mint served in a Mason jar.
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
Myer’s rum, peach brandy, brandy, sugar and lemon juice over ice.
A mysterious mix of 9 ingredients with rum.
For those who like a citrusy, semi-sweet drink.
Four premium rums and juices. Limit two, unless you’re riding a horse who knows his own way home.
Made from fresh lemon, lime, orange and apple. Then blended with red wine, a splash of brandy and served in a Mason jar.
William Bent’s “Kick” to the Moscow Mule
A harmonious blend of Colorado Vodka, Canton Ginger liqueur, lime, and Cock & Bull Ginger Beer.
Tequila, pomegranate juice, lemon and lime.
Pama pomegranate liqueur, Absolut Citrus vodka, and a splash of cranberry juice.
White Ginger Sangria
Made from fresh lemon, lime, orange and apple. Then blended with white wine, a splash of Canton Liquer.
The Fort’s traditional recipe
Jose Cuervo Gold, Triple Sec and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Made with scarlet prickly pear fruit – slush or on the rocks.
A delish blend of Blanco tequila, lime juice and sweetened with Agave nectar. Refreshing, will tame the thirstiest of travelers.
A harmonious blend of citrus and berry. Madewith Huckleberry infused vodka, a splash of cranberry juice, and lemonade.
Served over ice with a bottle of sparkling water and lime.