Our Arrested Development recipe countdown is almost over, but there’s one very important recipe that still needs to be shared.  I’m talking, of course, about the ultimate party beverage:  J-U-I-C-E.

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“We have unlimited juice? This party is gonna be off the hook!” –Buster

Yes, everyone’s favorite shoulder-massaging, Hey Brother-greeting, mother-adoring scholar is obsessed with juice, and so am I. I blended together a few of my favorite summertime fruits to make a light, refreshing watermelon-raspberry juice, with just a hint of lime.  The raspberries and lime keep the watermelon juice from becoming too sweet and cloying.

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This juice, served with lots of ice, was the perfect thing to help get us through our recent heat wave. I also made a few variations with fresh mint and basil, both of which were equally awesome. So if you want to add an herbacious twist, try muddling a few fresh mint or basil leaves with a bit of sugar in your glass before pouring in the juice.

Guzzle down Watermelon-Raspberry Juice while relaxing by the pool, or serve it for breakfast as a substitute for orange juice. May I suggest making these Blueberry and Brie Waffles to go along with it? Because: blueberries. And brie. And crispy carb-y waffle-y goodness! How could you not?

If you’re not inspired to make this already, I’ll leave you with a montage of Buster’s best juice moments.

Happy juicing, and happy Arrested Development watching this weekend! I’ll be back tomorrow with a quick recap of the recipes, as well as a few other fun links.

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Recipe Notes: Flavorless watermelon will produce flavorless juice, so make sure you use a good melon! You can add a mint or basil twist by muddling 3-4 large mint or basil leaves (or both?!) with a spoonful of sugar in the bottom of your  glass before pouring in the juice.

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Watermelon-Raspberry Juice
yield: 6 cups

8 cups (2 1/2 lbs) of seedless watermelon chunks, chilled
1 cup (5 oz) fresh raspberries, or defrosted frozen berries
1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender. If the blender is too small, blend half of the watermelon first to reduce the volume, then add the remaining ingredients. Blend until thoroughly liquefied.

Pour the juice through a fine metal strainer to strain out any solids. Serve well-chilled, with ice. It will separate as it sits, so you may need to stir it well if you’re not serving it immediately.