A Deliciously Sexy Appetizer or a Aromatic Pre-Dessert, Dessert. Just take 1 C Champagne (sparkling wine, prosecco – you get the drift) and 1/4 C Grand Marnier, fresh delicious cherries and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate until time to indulge.