New Year’s Eve in L.A. with Ann Soh
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Throw the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash

Ann Soh Woods, founder of Soh Spirits, has created the New Old-Fashioned! to serve up at her New Year’s Eve party.

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Add flavor, texture and color by dropping star anise pods into glasses.

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A Japanese mezze platter is full of items to snack on.

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The Kikori Punchy Persimmon features the rice whiskey from Ann Soh Woods’ brand.

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Parting gift boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts, packets of Advil, a bottle of Kikori whiskey, a handheld karaoke mike and a karaoke song list on a magnet are handed out at Ann Soh Woods’ mock New Year’s Eve cocktail party at her home in Los Angeles.

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Bottles of Kikori whiskey are ready to be poured at the L.A. home of spirits executive Ann Soh Woods.

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Parting gift boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts, packets of Advil, a bottle of Kikori whiskey, a handheld karaoke mike and a karaoke song list on a magnet are handed out at Ann Soh Woods’ mock New Year’s Eve cocktail party at her home in Los Angeles.

 (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

Soh Spirits’ Ann Soh Woods is all set to host a New Year’s Eve bash.

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A New! Old Fashioned is poured at the L.A.  home of Ann Soh Woods.

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Ann Soh Woods, right, prepares drinks for Sarah Mantilla Griffin, left, and Akieva Jacobs in a run-up to New Year’s Eve.

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Fresh mochi is among the snacks at a pre-New Year’s Eve bash.

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Guests dig into bento boxes at Ann Soh Woods’ pre-New Year’s Eve party.

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Ann Soh Woods, founder of Soh Spirits, embraces every opportunity to host at her Westside home.

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“I don’t know how to do minimal when I entertain. For me, more is more,” says Ann Soh Woods.

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