The newly reopened Stardust (1211A Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove) brings a nightlife oasis to suburban points west, but city dwellers who aren't prepared to cab it can mix this holiday party-pleaser at home.

Caffé de Holiday

1 oz. Starbucks Cream Liqueur

1 oz. Starbucks Coffee Liqueur

1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia vodka

5 ice cubes

Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake, and strain into a martini glass.

Step 2: Garnish with chocolate syrup and a raspberry.

Photography: Chris Guillen