6 Atlanta nips and sips served in a mason jar

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6 Atlanta nips and sips served in a mason jar

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Courtesy of Sugarplum Visions

The mason jar is quaint, homespun and oh so Southern. That's why we love this list of signature Atlanta eats and drinks served in these precious pints.

  1. Hard Rock Cafe's new line of mason jar cocktails includes the refreshing Back Porch Tea. It's a mixture of Bacardi Superior rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, iced tea, made-from-scratch lemonade, muddled basil and mint with a hint of Monin cucumber. The jars are also available to purchase at Hard Rock's Rock Shop.
  2. Midtown Atlanta's STK serves its banana cream pie in a classic jar. With its house-made Nilla wafer, vanilla custard and butterscotch, the pie is a sweet Southern treat served in an ultramodern steakhouse.
  3. In Marietta, there must be a local ordinance to serve a dish in a mason jar. At least, that's the case for Sugarplum Visions in Marietta Square. The bakery obliges with its "Put A Fork In It! Desserts," which features three layers of moist, home-style cake and rich butter cream. Favorite dishes include chocolate cake with caramel, yellow cake with Belgian chocolate and chocolate cake with mint.
  4. Wahoo! Grill in Decatur gets into the mason jar business with its popular dessert, the Butterscotch Pot de Crème. This lip-smacking Southern dish is crafted with butterscotch custard, hazelnut whipped cream, Maldon sea salt and caramel sauce. As a bonus, it's gluten-free.
  5. Serpas True Food in Old Fourth Ward prepares two treasured dishes served in mason jars. The first is Serptiz, chef Scott Serpas' gourmet version of a Cheez-It (and even more addictive than the boxed version). The second is pickled shrimp, indicative of Serpas' seasonal fare with a New Orleans twist. It's a must-taste.
  6. The list wouldn't be complete without Pitty Pat's Porch. The city's longest continually operating restaurant (more than 47 years) serves each of its iconic Southern cocktails in a mason jar. Pair your drinks with an order of black-eyed pea cakes or fried green tomatoes. Then enjoy these good libations in a rocking chair. It's like cocktail hour from a simpler, gentler time. Oh, and the Peach mojito will kick-start your Southern drawl.

Where else have you spotted these molded soda-lime glass jars in the Atlanta restaurant landscape? We'd love to hear more about your culinary adventures in Southern-style dining. For more foodie inspiration, be sure to watch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

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