Host the Holidays at 13|U

November 16, 2018

Have friends and family coming to Washington, DC to visit this season? Dazzle your guests with the unparalleled features of our premium two-bedroom apartments near 14th Street. With extraordinary details and spacious open floor plans, our grandest residences create an enchanting entertaining experience.

As your guests arrive and set down their bags, they’ll admire the distinctive herringbone-patterned walnut hardwood flooring and elevated ceiling heights of the living room and feel right at home in the spacious and comfortable second bedroom. Meanwhile, keeping up with your guests’ extra laundry over the holidays is easy; Each residence has a dedicated, separate laundry room with front-loading Bosch washer and dryer.

Top-of-the-line and flawlessly functional features in the bright kitchens of our premium two-bedroom apartments include sleek, stainless steel appliances, like a Thermador® refrigerator, separate cooktop and oven, inlaid microwave, and a Bosch dishwasher built into the white quartz waterfall countertop island. As your holiday guests sip seasonal cocktails, they will enjoy the breathtaking city views of Washington, DC from your private balcony.

To help you craft those specialty holiday beverages, here are a few recipes featuring local libations from our neighbors at District Distilling. Plus, all new 13|U residents receive a complimentary, customized bottle of District Distilling’s Corridor Vodka as a special move-in gift — the holidays are the perfect excuse to experiment with it.

EDEN — an invigorating cocktail created exclusively for 13|U residents by District Distilling

1 ounce District Distilling’s Corridor Vodka
1 ounce pear liqueur
¼ ounce lemon juice
2 ounces sparkling wine
Mint sprig, for garnish


2 ounces District Distilling’s Corridor Vodka
4 ounces tonic
1 tablespoon sugar
1 blackberry syrup infused ice cube (muddle blackberry and distribute evenly in ice cube tray, fill with water, and freeze)
1 ounce tangerine (1 tangerine slice)


2 ounces District Distilling’s WILDJUNE Gin
2 ounces cherry syrup
5 to 6 ounces club soda
1 ounce red wine
Maraschino cherries, for garnish


½ ounce orange liqueur
1 ½ ounce District Distilling’s Embassy Row Grappa
¼ ounce blackcurrant liqueur
½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
Splash of simple syrup
Orange zest, for garnish


4 to 6 ounces District Distilling’s Backroom Bourbon
2 ounces honey
1 ounce ginger syrup
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)