Historic Drinks

The Fort's Hailstorm Julep

The 1840 Hailstorm Premiere Julep

The Fort’s Historic Drink Menu

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Pilgrims’ Drinks

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.

Pilot’s Cocktail

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!

Fountain Soda

San Pelligrino (sparkling) or Fiji (still) water

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Bottles of Brews

Buckler Holland (Non-Alcoholic)

Pints of Colorado Brews

Coors Light

Coors Original

Blue Moon, Belgium White

Avery Brewing Co. IPA

New Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale

Stem Ciders, Off Dry Apple Cider


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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.

Trade Whiskey

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.

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Fort Specialties

Jim Bridger

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

Last Roundup

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.

Bear’s Blood

Tequila, pomegranate juice, lemon and lime.

Pomegranate Martini

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.

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Gringo Style

The Fort’s traditional recipe

Mexican Style

Jose Cuervo Gold, Triple Sec and freshly squeezed lime juice.

Prickly Pear

Made with scarlet prickly pear fruit – slush or on the rocks.

Agave Margarita

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 Classics

Huckleberry Lemonade

A harmonious blend of citrus and berry. Madewith Huckleberry infused vodka, a splash of cranberry juice, and lemonade.

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Served over ice with a bottle of sparkling water and lime.

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