Old Fashioned Week: Partying w. WeWork & the The K Street Class Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Posted on May 10, 2016

Partying w. WeWork & the The K Street Class Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

You know what definitely doesn’t suck? Working at WeWork. You know what is much less cool than working in a WeWork building? Working in a Federal Office building. I (Steph) know this from experience as I did a part time gig at a WeWork location while I waited for my security clearance to go through. Modern design? A roof deck? Beer on tap? And practically every young entrepreneur in DC? All that and more can be yours at WeWork. WeWorks are popping up all over the place (and rightly so; those of us in federal offices don’t even have access to filtered water), and we had the pleasure of helping them kick off their newest DC location on K Street.

img_6138-1.jpgWe teamed up with Baltimore Whiskey Company (more on them tomorrow) and had a Build Your Own Old Fashioned Bar. Choose your base (whiskey, brandy or gin), choose a sweetener (simple, honey, maple), choose bitters (grapefruit, bourbon barrel-aged cherry, angostura), choose a fruit (grape, lemon, orange, maraschino). Let us muddle, pour, and mix.

We loved seeing the different creations people chose, loved even more helping to do even just a skosh of cocktail education, and definitely loved getting to serve drinks 10 stories high on the roof deck. Again, WeWork doesn’t disappoint. The Old Fashioned Bar was such a hit that when we sadly ran out of cups after multiple runs to restock, while some people accepted defeat others got creative, finding everything from champagne flutes to sponges with which to clean out their friend’s used glass. The flute made muddling a challenge, but we had to reward the effort. Here’s to dedication and disinfectant!

K Street Class Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

While we let guests build their own old fashioned, we also created a few recipes to have on hand. This one we made and named in honor of the new office’s prime location on K Street.


  • The Spirit: 2 oz rye whiskey
  • The Bitters: 2-3 dashes Cherry Spiced Barrel Aged Bourbon bitters
  • The Sugar: 2 tsp maple syrup
  • The water: ice, plus (optional) seltzer to taste
  • The controversial addition: 1 Luxardo maraschino cherry


  • Combine maple, bitters, and cherry in the bottom of an old fashioned glass.
  • Muddle the cherry.
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Pour in whiskey and stir until maple is well combined.

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