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Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur from Hartford Flavor Company PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Hartford Flavor Company - Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur
Looking for interesting flavors to create inspired cocktails? We found Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur created by Creatrix and Infusionary Lelaneia Dubay, owner of the woman-owned distillery Hartford Flavor Company based in Hartford, Connecticut to be a delectable and versatile ingredient. Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur imparted layers of flavor to cocktail classics as well as to creative modern cocktails and was also delicious in our culinary creations. Who would think of making a cucumber liqueur? Lelaneia Dubay of course, and for that, we are grateful! Cheers and Bon Appetit!


Hartford Flavor Company - Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur

Product and Bottle Information: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, 20% alcohol by volume/40 proof. Elegantly packaged in 750-ml ($38.00), 375-ml ($22.00), and 100-ml bottles. The bottle notes that the Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur is "all natural and botanically infused. Wild Moon Liqueurs from Hartford Flavor Company are hand crafted in small batches. Our line of all-natural botanical liqueurs is made with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients that are gluten free and chemical free. Handcrafted and bottled in Hartford, Connecticut." Each bottle notes its batch number and bottle number, making the bottles very special for collectors and connoisseurs; ours was batch number 9C3. 

Tasting Notes: The color is a golden color. On the nose, it is aromatic with sweet notes as well as cucumber and vanilla, and on the palate, it is richly flavorful with the cucumber flavor coming through. The liqueur has nice viscosity and a clean finish. Chemical free, it is perfectly balanced and is not overly sweet. 

Luxury Experience was "In The Kitchen and Behind The Bar®" creating incredibly special handcrafted cocktails and a culinary recipe to tempt your palate and inspire your own creations using Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur. 


The Cocktail Menu
Luxury Experience - Moon Dance
Luxury Experience - Harvest Moon  


The Culinary Menu
Luxury Experience - Chilled Corn, Cucumber, Chili, and Coconut Soup 


The Cocktail Recipes 

Luxury Experience - Moon Dance - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience - Moon Dance celebrates Connecticut spirits and is made with Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur and Westford Gin (an English style gin) made in Ashford, Connecticut. We added fresh lime juice, tonic water, diced English cucumbers, and blackberries for a delicious and refreshing cocktail. 


Luxury Experience - Moon Dance
Yield: 1 cocktail
Glass Used: Rocks Glass  

Cocktail Ingredients:


Tonic Water
Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
Cucumbers, diced, and sliced for garnish

Method: Mix all ingredients except for cucumbers and blackberries in a mixing glass. Add some diced cucumber and a few blackberries to a rocks glass, add ice, then pour cocktail over ice. Garnish with a rolled cucumber slice and a blackberry. 

Luxury Experience - Harvest Moon - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience - Harvest Moon is a play on when the moon is orange, as our delectable cocktail uses fresh cantaloupe juice, fresh ginger, fresh lemon juice, Fee Brothers Celery Bitters, and combines it with Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur and another tasty Connecticut spirit, Fifth State Seville Gin. The color is a glorious orange, and the garnish is a skewered cantaloupe ball for an elegant finish. 


Luxury Experience - Harvest Moon
Yield: 2 cocktails
Glass Used: Martini Glass  

Cocktail Ingredients:


Cantaloupe, diced
Ginger, freshly grated
Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
Cantaloupe Ball, garnish

Method for the Cocktail: Add all ingredients to a blender and liquefy. Let cocktail sit for a few minutes so foam resides a bit. Add cocktail to a shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until metal shaker is cold and ice is incorporated into the cocktail. Pour cocktail into 2 chilled Martini glasses, and garnish with a skewered cantaloupe ball. (Use a melon baller, or you can garnish with a cantaloupe slice or cube.) 

The Culinary Recipe 

Luxury Experience - Chilled Corn, Cucumber, Chili, Coconut Soup - photo by Luxury Experience

Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur is perfect in culinary recipes and Luxury Experience - Chilled Corn, Cucumber, Chile, and Coconut Soup is especially lovely to serve on a warm summer night or serve hot on a cold winter night. For the soup, we use fresh (or frozen, depending on the season) corn, Vidalia onion, celery, English cucumbers, green chiles, unsweetened coconut milk, chicken bouillon, and lime juice, and finish it with Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur. Garnish with scallion brushes, thinly sliced green scallions, and dried coconut, and this soup will be a hit at your next dinner party. 

Luxury Experience - Chilled Corn, Cucumber, Chile, and Coconut Soup

Yield: 6 servings  

Soup Ingredients


Corn, fresh or frozen (454 grams)
Vidalia Onion, small diced
Celery, small diced
English Cucumber, diced
4-ounce Can
Green Chiles
Ounce Can
Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Chicken Bouillon
Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Scallion "Brushes," for garnish
Green Scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish
Dried Coconut, for garnish

Method for the Soup: In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then add the Vidalia onion and celery. Cover and sweat until translucent. Add the English cucumber and the corn, stir to combine, cover, and let cook for 5-6 minutes. Add the green chiles, unsweetened coconut milk, and chicken bouillon (or chicken stock). Cook until vegetables are tender. 

Pour the ingredients from the saucepan into a blender in small batches, and process until very smooth. Strain mixture in a mesh strainer stirring with a spoon to elicit the most liquid from the soup. Discard ant solids remaining in the strainer. Add lime juice and Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur to the strained soup. Add salt and pepper, to taste, if desired. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator, or over an ice bath if in a rush. 

Method to create Scallion "Brushes":  Cut scallions 2-inches in length from the white bulb. Using a sharp knife carefully make multiple slices through the green layers stopping just short of the bulb end. Place the brushes into an ice water bath to open them up. May be made ahead and kept in the refrigerate. 

Presentation: Pour soup into bowls, (or Martini glasses), scatter thinly cut green scallions and dried coconut over the top, and finish with scallion brushes. 

Until next time, cheers, its cocktail time! 

About Wild Moon Liqueurs 

Creatrix and Infusionary Lelaneia Dubay is the creative force behind the woman-owned distillery, Hartford Flavor Company, which launched in March 2015. A master Landscape Designer, artist, herbalist, home cook, and cocktailian, Lelaneia brings all her passions to her creations for Hartford Flavor Company and Wild Moon Liqueurs. 

Inspired at the age of 13 to always make and eat good food, she learned how to cook, and now eats only organic food. She and her husband Tom started making Cranberry Liqueur at home which they gave as gifts for family and friends who loved it. Since their Cranberry Liqueur was so well loved, she branched out into making Lavender, Rose, Chai Spice, and Birch Liqueurs, which like the original cranberry, were big hits, and after hosting a party at their home in 2013, they thought they were on to something, and it was the inspiration for launching Hartford Flavor Company and Wild Moon Liqueurs. 

Wild Moon Liqueurs inspired line of liqueurs include Cucumber, Lime, Cranberry, Lavender, Birch, Chai Spice, Sumac, 7 Lemon, Sage, Roasted Dandelion Root, and Rose. 

Just imagine the possibilities for creative cocktails and for culinary uses. In addition to trying the Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, we also tried their Wild Moon Lavender Liqueur, and their Wild Moon Rose Liqueur. 

Read about Wild Moon Lavender Liqueur in Luxury Experience: Wild Moon Lavender Liqueur

Read about Wild Moon Rose Liqueur in Luxury Experience: Wild Moon Rose Liqueur 

Under the Hartford Flavor Company label they produce two vodkas, Organic Vodka and Vanilla Vodka infused with real Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla beans. 

Hartford Flavor Company is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm. They are closed on Sunday. 

Tours of their tasting room, Diana's Lair is open for tours Fridays from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Reservations only. 

Hartford Flavor Company  

Hartford Flavor Company
30 Arbor Street, Suite 107
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
United States
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