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The Paper Plane: The Weekend Wedding Cocktail from The Mansion on Delaware

While most signature cocktails featured at The Mansion are original recipes, the Paper Plane is an understandable exception. Created by award winning New-York-by-way-of-Chicago mixologist, Sam Ross, this drink is so well balanced and unique that The Mansion’s beverage team just had to share it!

The Mansion’s bartenders have been obsessed with the combination of bourbon and Aperol, so they took a small liberty with this ‘almost perfect’ cocktail that originally called for a more bitter Campari, and added the sweetness of Aperol in its place.

The whimsical addition of the origami-esque garnish is the idea of Beverage Manager, Lisa Vitello, and could serve as a great way to add yet another layer of customization to your wedding events.

Personalization throughout the wedding timeline will continue to be a trend in 2017. From engagement announcements to showers to reception, the addition of personal, thematic elements that your guests can see, touch or taste will add layers of detail to your chosen wedding themes at all of your wedding events.

It’s already de rigueur to accessorize with a signature cocktail, monogrammed cocktail napkins, or creative guest book and wedding favors – so give your guests something to talk about with unexpected flourishes that feature your personal wedding themes.  The garnish for your signature cocktail is ripe for personalization.  Imagine this craft paper plane garnish in your color palette instead, or printed with your alma mater’s logo or images of the cities you’ve visited together – whatever represents your theme, or you as a couple, best.



3/4 oz. Eagle Rare Bourbon

3/4 oz. Aperol

3/4 oz. Amaro

3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

Personalized origami-esque paper plane garnish

  1. Place a generous amount of ice in a mixing glass

  2. Add bourbon, aperol, amaro & lemon juice

  3. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass

  4. Finish with your personalized garnish, pierced with a wooden cocktail pick


Located in downtown Buffalo, The Mansion on Delaware Avenue is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning historic boutique luxury hotel that combines Second Empire architecture with modern elegance and comforts. Stay for the night, or host your special event with the style and high-class services that MoDA offers! Follow them on social media to stay up-to-date with various special events where you yourself can try out the delicious, hand crafted cocktails or sample their world-renown wine list! The Mansion on Delaware Avenue – 414 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 – 716.886.3300

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