Wouldn't a nice butterbeer be the perfect thing to ring in the new year? Author Brian Mandabach has provided a multitude of butterbeer recipes on his blog. They include one for pyromaniacs (that has flames and everything), one that features a dose of butterscotch schnapps, a lovely non-alcoholic version appropriate for house elves (and kids) and an ice cold version. Check them out, they sound delicious.
Happy new year!