Hahvahd, Not So Square

My cocktail a day had recipes associated with Harvard on two consecutive days. The first is a "Harvard Cocktail": brandy, sweet vermouth, lemon juice, grenadine, bitters. I'm not a sweet vermouth fan, but it's a good cocktail otherwise. The sweetness of the grenadine and the lemon juice balance each other out, almost a sidecar crossed with a Manhattan.

The second is a "Harvard Cooler": apple brandy (I used Calvados), lemon juice, simple syrup, topped with club soda. A nice summer cooler (in October). It was a bit tart and needed a tad more simple syrup, but the apple brandy-club soda combination works well. This comes close to my Cocktail I'd Make Again category.