Sparkling wines are sublime solo, but try adding frozen cherries and fruit purées to sweeten the buzz. Here are a couple of favorite sparkling wine cocktails from the L. Mawby stable of libations in Leelanau County. (Mawby sparkling wine served at brunch is a match made in heaven. Try these recipes with your fancy sparkling cocktails.)

Cerise Royale


  • 3 ounces M. Lawrence US
  • 1/2 ounce local cherry concentrate
  • Individually frozen tart cherries


Add cherry concentrate to the bottom of a flute or coupe and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with frozen cherries.



  • 2 1/2 ounces M. Lawrence US
  • 2 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • ice cubes
  • 1/2 ounce M. Lawrence Rosso


Combine sparkling wine, orange juice and ice cubes in a blender and blend until slushy. Transfer to glass and top with 1/2 ounce sparkling Rosso.

Northern Michigan’s King of Bubbly, Larry Mawby, tells us how his brut rosé bubbly entitled “Sex” originally got its name in this MyNorth video.

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