|2 fl oz||Cognac VSOP|
|2⁄3 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|1⁄3 fl oz||Noilly Prat Extra Dry|
|1 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
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Cognac is sweeter than the rye whiskey (or even bourbon) on which the Manhattan is classically based. Cognac is also usually slightly lower in alcohol, hence cognac suits a 'Perfect' rather than 'Sweet' Manhattan recipe.