The Big Sleep (1946)

The General liked "Champagne, cold as Valley Forge, with about three ponies of brandy under it."

Champagne & Brandy

6 oz. Champagne (the good stuff)

3 oz. Brandy (also the good stuff)

Pour brandy into wine glass, top with Champagne, garnish with (but do not eat, "nasty things!") orchids from the hothouse.

These are powerful drinks. Be careful or you'll be looking like the General: "a very dull survival of a very gaudy life."