This is definitely a sipping cocktail that's at its best when made with high-quality ingredients.
Makes 1 serving
3 tablespoons brandy
1 tablespoon orange liqueur
Crushed ice cubes
1 lemon wedge
1 lemon rind twist
1/2 cup Champagne or sparkling wine
Combine brandy, orange liqueur, and crushed ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a glass. Squeeze juice from lemon wedge into glass. Add lemon rind twist and Champagne or sparkling wine.