This is definitely a sipping cocktail that's at its best when made with high-quality ingredients.
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.
Chez Fon Fon, Birmingham, Alabama