Just a Taste

Stressless® Summer Cocktail Pairing

Summer is officially upon us and there is no better way to celebrate and beat the heat than indulging with a delicious cocktail while you sit back and relax. You may expect us to tell you how to match your furniture with pillows and throws, but here are some unexpected and fun pairings for your ultimate Stressless® experience this season.

The Stressless® Emily Sofa: Amaretto Sour
A fan favorite, the Stressless Emily sofa is what every person dreams of having in their home. The contemporary design of the soft enveloping cushions creates quite the inviting feel. The Stressless Emily comes with options for either a fixed seat-back or fitted motors for personal adjustment of back and leg support. Its evolved sense of style and modern shape will make your living room the chicest in town. We recommend relaxing on the Stressless Emily with an equally contemporary cocktail, an Amaretto Sour. Amaretto is an Italian liqueur that has almond and apricot notes which pair nicely with sour mix. The drink has evolved over the years and in 2022 it is commonly served with bourbon and egg white. Stay up with current times by showcasing this stylish sofa in your space, drink in hand, of course.


  • 1 ½ ounces amaretto liqueur
  • ¾ ounce cask-proof bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon rich simple syrup
  • ½ ounce egg white
  • Garnish: lemon twist & 2 brandied cherries

The Stressless® Sunrise Recliner: Tequila Sunrise
The Stressless Sunrise recliner is the perfect piece of furniture to start your day. This aesthetic recliner is designed with mechanical precision and gives you the freedom to move while staying completely supported. It functions best with an ottoman so you can put your feet up and prepare for the day ahead or unwind from the day that passed. If you need to get out of the heat this summer, lounging in the Stressless Sunrise while gazing out the window with a cocktail is the optimal way to do so. We pair this item with the Tequila Sunrise. It’s a sweet, tasty drink with a bit of a kick that is sippable at any time of the day. Have a little fun and garnish it with a fresh flower from your garden to make you feel like you are lounging at a tropical resort.


  • 2 ounces Blanco tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4-ounce grenadine
  • Garnish: orange slice & cherry


  • 2 parts aged rum (dark or spiced)
  • ¾ part passion fruit syrup or liqueur
  • ¾ part pineapple juice
  • ¼ part maraschino
  • Garnish: flower and cherries

The Stressless® Mike Recliner: Manhattan
We cannot pass this recliner up! The Stressless Mike recliner has a soft rocking motion that leads to instant comfort. With the touch of a button (literally!) you can adjust head, back, lumbar, and leg support in one synchronized movement, or you can adjust each individually. An everyday recliner for the everyday person, like the Stressless Mike, which is why we chose the Manhattan. Stressless Mike could be your next-door neighbor, your doctor, an agency CEO, or a blue-collar hard-working guy. Regardless, all of them have something to de-stress from at the end of the day. What better way to take the edge off than with a bold Manhattan? It is a simple drink with few ingredients and includes either bourbon or whisky, on the rocks, or served up.


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: 1-2 cherries of choice

The Stressless® Flora Sofa: Lavender Paloma
The Stressless Flora sofa boasts a timeless and traditional design with lavish, yet soft features. The ideal place to sit back and enjoy all the best reads and television shows of the summer. It is also a great sofa for hosting family and friends for a game night, especially with a larger model that features a spacious L-shaped sitting space. With such a fashionable name, we wanted to find an equally fashionable refreshment. We partnered this model with a Lavender Paloma. A paloma is a classic and light refreshment prepared primarily with mezcal and grapefruit juice. Adding lavender gives it a little summer flare, while allowing for a more distinct and blissful flavor. The Lavender Paloma surely mirrors the luxury of the Stressless Flora sofa.


  • 3 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces mezcal
  • ½ ounce lavender simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

The Stressless® Mary Sofa: Chocolate Martini
The Stressless Mary sofa is a modern marvel, as far as furniture goes. It boasts gentle curves and a generous look available in an array of colors, and it is built for a lifetime of comfort. Its soft cushioning will make you feel like you are relaxing on cloud nine. All seats, minus the corner, can be delivered with motorized adjustment of head, back and leg support. This piece of furniture will fit wonderfully in nearly every living room with its configuration options, and it is made for prime relaxation. We recommend pairing it with a Chocolate Martini because it is indulgent and rich, a drink only the Stressless Mary sofa deserves. Enjoy a little pampering and spoil yourself with Stressless Mary and a decadent Chocolate Martini.


  • 2 ounces Baileys Irish cream
  • 2 ounces chocolate liquor
  • 2 ounces vodka of choice
  • Garnish: chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings

This wraps up our summer Stressless® cocktail pairing. We hope you get time to relax and recline while indulging a little this season. Visit your nearest Stressless®  furniture dealer to experience the ultimate comfort. Cheers!