Lassi is a reference to a popular yoghurt-based drink from India. The flavours of the lassi drink vary by city, region, health benefit and personal taste. Typical recipes include blends of yoghurt, water, spices and occasionally fruit. Traditionally, a lassi (or salted lassi) is a savoury drink often flavoured with cumin. Sweet lassi drinks have become increasingly popular and there are many variations adding in blends of fruits, sugar and honey.
Historically, the lassi drink was served in hand-crafted brass cups – carved, engraved and moulded into unique designs. Brass is a copper alloy so in a similar way to our copper kettles heating up quickly, these intricate cups get cool quickly and stay cool. Lassi drinks have been coined ‘the ancient smoothie’, dating back to around 1000BC. We find it fascinating that such an ancient tradition sits so comfortably within our society of modern healthy eating initiatives that we wanted to celebrate it.
Our Richmond Traditional Lassi Cups are hand-crafted from solid copper and lined with stainless steel. Working with copper is in our heritage, but its natural properties are what make it perfect for a lassi cup. We have added a stainless steel lining to give the cup longevity, a premium weighted feel and allow for perfect flavour from your chosen drink. Uniting the ancient shape and concept with a modern geometric style; our cups are a celebration of old meets new.
Copper cups have been used across many cultures for centuries but in recent years they have become most popular as a vessel for the famous Moscow Mule cocktail. Our lassi cup can be used as a decorative feature or vase, but its best use of course is also a cold drinks vessel. For best results, place in the freezer for up to 1 hour before use. This will ensure your refreshing drink of choice stays perfectly cool. The Richmond Traditional Lassi Cup is the perfect companion for smoothies, iced teas and cocktails – we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. You can see our product listing for Richmond Traditional Lassi Cup for further details.