Not just any house hold item can launch it’s way to pop culture trendiness, but the mason jar is most definitely an exception. The mason jar was originally successful in the 1800’s because of it’s ability to preserve food but in the last few years has reached a new height of success due to the multiple creative purposes it provides.(Huffington Post) This glass jar that a decade ago would have been recognized as the home of Grandma’s home made jelly is now trending in home decor, everyday food and beverage transport and especially bars and restaurants.
If you’re feeling fun and creative there are a lot of different things to do with a mason jar; from a candle in a jar, to a picture frame, to light fixtures, to going old school and storing your food and candy, the mason jar never ceases to offer purpose. Want to have a fun arts and crafts project while giving your home some affordable coolness, explore some fun ways to turn a mason jar into a shining star. (Country Living – 50 Great Mason Jar Ideas)
Ever felt like you just weren’t too cool, or just the right amount of cool, for school? Try holding your regular travel mug surrounded by trendy people sipping on their coffee and tea in a mason jar. The mason jar phenomenon has exploded and people are taking their lunch, salads, and drinks on the go in this multi purpose jar that can’t be held back. The mason jar is no longer just preserving food, its transporting it.
While these functions are fun, the true rise in mason jar stardom lies in the food and beverage industry. Every other cool bar in Montreal has started to serve their signature drinks in mason jars. I asked my mom what she would have thought a few years ago if she was served a cocktail in a mason jar, “well, I would have thought they were out of clean dishes”, responds my mother. To my mom’s surprise this trend has caught on and there are many bars that have become well known for their signature drinks, two of which are La Belle et la Boeuf and La Distellerie, both with locations across Montreal. La Belle et la Boeuf is a popular burger bar with a rustic texan road house theme often known to be playing sports games of rock music both best known for their burgers and drinks. My personal
favorite is the Janis Joplin
which includes Absolut Vodka, Malibu Rhum, Midori, kiwis, green apple juice, lime juice, tonic and bar mix. (Belle et la Boeuf)
La Distellerie is a popular pub in three different locations across Montreal and most popular for it’s fun atmosphere and trendy drinks most
famously served in mason jars. With a variety of fruity, refreshing and strong drinks there is a match made in mason jar heaven for just about anyone but if yo
u like long island iced te
as their MTL Iced Tea is definitely one of my top picks. (Pub Distillerie)
Although mason jars have been around since the 1800’s. the trendiness has seen a massive growth in the last few years due my generations craving for all things edgy and rebellious. And what’s more rebellious than enjoying a cocktail or making a candle in something that was initially created to preserve food? Well, nothing.