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From fruity to flowery, these four Mother's Day sakes are a perfect addition to your annual celebration. If you like to drink sake, share a glass with your mother or give her a special gift she can enjoy whenever she'd like.

Sake, the national drink of Japan, is a brewed rice wine that is available in a variety of styles and flavors. It ranges in taste from sweet and delicate to dry and even a bit savory. Sake has been an important part of Japanese culture since the 600s. Sake can be a great addition to a special dinner or a wonderful gift for someone you love. This Mother’s Day, take a moment, and raise a glass to the important women in your life with one of these four uniquely maternal sakes.

Sparkling Jelly Sake

Nothing says “celebration” like a burst of bubbles on the tongue. This doesn’t mean you need to stick to champagne on Mother’s Day. Why not share a glass of sparkling jelly sake, such as Izeko’s canned peach, berry or yuzu samurai sakes? These three styles are sweet, effervescent and springy. They’d be perfect for a sunny Sunday with your mother.

Flowery Sparkling Sake

The delicate flavor of flowers will blend perfectly with a gift bouquet this Mother’s Day. Wrap up a bottle of something like Chikurin’s Hana Hou Hou Shu sparkling junmai sake. With hints of rose petal and hibiscus, this floral, bubbling drink lends an air of class to any springtime celebration.

Plum Sake

If you’re looking for something a bit more fruity, and less bubbly, then consider buying your mother a glass of plum sake. Umenoyado makes a delicious plum wine (or “umeshu”). Its Aragoshi Ume is perfectly balanced, with hints of plum and a light acidity.

Sweet Sake

Of course, you can’t go wrong with a simple and sweet sake this Mother’s Day. A junmai nigori, such as Musashino Shuzi’s Daku, offers a thick sweetness that would pair nicely with a special meal featuring spicy Japanese flavors. Serve it chilled for a tasty spring treat.