The Perfect Birthday Lemonade Punch

written by Jeannette Musembi 24th September 2015

If there’s one thing you cant overlook at your child’s birthday party is drinks! With all that cake and energy running around, they’re going to need a few sweet drinks to keep them running! Everybody knows how to make lemonade, right? Squeeze some lemons, add sugar and water and that’s it. But how do you make unique lemonade drink so that it tastes right every time?

Here’s a sure-fire method that all the children and adults will fall in love with!

Lemon Verbena and Watermelon Lemonade 

The Perfect Birthday Lemonade Punch



1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lemon verbena leaves (kaffir lime leaves or mint and lime zest combined work here, too)
1 small seedless watermelon, cut into chunks with rind removed
3 cups fresh lemon juice


In a small saucepan, bring the honey, sugar and water to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and add the lemon verbena leaves. Allow to completely cool, then strain.

Add the watermelon chunks to a blender, and puree until smooth, then strain. In a large pitcher, combine the honey/sugar syrup to taste (approximately 1/4-1/2 cup), watermelon juice and lemon juice. Stir to combine and serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon verbena leaf or berries if preferred.

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