Sunshine Punch unveiled its namesake ready-to-serve cocktail made from orange, creme, rum and vodka.

This nostalgically fresh beverage brightens up any gathering with its summer-ready, matte orange bottle design and smooth, citrus taste, the company says.

Beyond the bottle, Sunshine Punch is rooted in friendship, it says. Founders Brian Thomason and Matt Hemmings are lifelong friends who bonded over a shared interest in creative pursuits, adventures and a love of music. Inspired by sound and sun, the former classmates teamed up with a band of friends to develop a unique drink designed to be savored wherever you find your sunshine, the company notes. Today, Sunshine Punch is proudly blended and bottled in their home state of North Carolina and aims to bring you back to those same, sweet summer memories we all share, it says.

“There’s nothing like the feeling of reminiscing on the good times,” said Brian Thomason, co-founder of Sunshine Punch, in a statement. “We thought: ‘What if you could bottle that?’ With Sunshine Punch, we’re proud to pour something that transports you to your sunniest memories. Our favorite way to sip Sunshine Punch is over ice. If you’re feeling more creative, we also love it mixed into your favorite cocktail, sipped in a slushy or enjoyed as a chilled shot.”

Co-founder Matt Hemmings, added: “Sunshine Punch is inspired by the mood, the moments that you’re always chasing and would like to push pause on when they occur. Ultimately, we wanted to throw ourselves into something that we – and the entire team – could be genuinely passionate about and have a lot of fun with. We love sippin’ on Sunshine around the campfire or out on the water in North Carolina. We’re excited to hear of all the ways and places you find your sunshine with Sunshine Punch.”

Packaged in a 750-ml bottle, the 18% ABV Sunshine Punch now is available to purchase for a suggested retail price of $24.95 at retail stores in the following states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Missouri, with additional states to come later this year, the company says.