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Sunshine Orange Brandy

SUNSHINE Orange Brandy

Sunshine Orange Brandy is something totally unique, an Eau de Vie de Orange. Not a sweet sugary liqueur, but a wonderfully delicious spirit of the orange. Sunshine Orange Brandy is made completely from oranges and their juice and nothing else. It is made from locally grown Valencia oranges, from farms in Simi Valley and Ventura County. A brandy is a spirit made from fruit—and that’s what Sunshine has in common with brandy as you know it, it’s made from the wine of fruit. Sunshine has the intensity of flavor, the smoothness, and heat of spirits made from grains–totally unique, completely surprising. The sweetness of oranges and the bitterness of orange peel with notes of spicy clove and floral lavender make for complexity and depth. Sunshine gives you a true spirit of Southern California, bright, fresh and zesty, a pure 100 proof orange spirit beverage that lives up to its name. Stark Spirits’ Sunshine is handcrafted to light up your days and warm up your nights. Stark Spirits  is a true craft spirits brand and this product is full of character.

Mixology Notes:

Sunshine is made without sugar. This allows you to control the sweetness of your cocktail. It adds intense orange aromatic to the nose of the drink. Its expression of orange rind bitterness enhances bitters, but use less of them.



Tasting Notes:

Nose: Clean, bright – Orange Peel, roasted orange, slight hint of lavender, and winter spices (clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon).
Palate: Comes on hot— a flash of heat that dissolves into orange flavor, good mouth texture. Again a light taste of winter spice, a stronger presence of orange fruit, then mellowing into just a bite of rind bitterness, softened by some sweetness of orange at the end, the taste of real orange.
Finish: Long and citrusy, clean and acid. The heat of spicy orange leaves a lingering memory of real orange.
Balance: Good balance, some acidity.


Silver Medal: Unaged Fruit Brandy ADI 2016 Craft Spirit Competition

Drink Recipes Featuring Sunshine Orange Brandy:

Sun Rise

Batch Information:

Batch 1: Released December 17, 2015

Stark Spirits Orange Blossom


Stark Spirits Orange Blossom Cocktail Recipe

4oz. Cocktail glass, chilled
1 1/2 oz. Stark Spirits SKYLINE Gin
1/2 tsp. superfine sugar
3-4 ice cubes
1/2 slice orange

Sugar-frost rim of cocktail glass.
Combine orange juice sugar and ice in shaker; shake vigorously.
Add Skyline Gin, and shake again.  Strain into prepared glass.  Garnish with orange slice.


Stark Spirits California Silver Rum has strength of character that surprises and delights. California is not the Caribbean, and our rum is not Caribbean rum. Think of characteristics found in a premium dry California wine. Our 86 proof rum presents with heat and a promise of sweetness at your first taste. The sweetness builds as you savor it, and the finish is warm and long and dry. The memory of the sweetness of sugar cane lingers, without drenching sweetness flooding the palate. The charisma of our Golden State is reflected in Stark Spirits hand-crafted California Silver Rum, which has the strength of character for a sweet, mellow drink alone, over ice, or in your favorite Tiki cocktail.

Drink Recipes Featuring California Silver Rum:


Batch Information:

Batch 1: Released November 15, 2014
Batch 2: Released January 14, 2015
Batch 3: Released November 28, 2015
Batch 4: Released February 24, 2016