Kick off your weekend with a romantic cocktail.

Kick off your weekend with a romantic cocktail. (Photos/NBC Latino)

Valentine’s Day Recipes: Romantic cocktails

More than ever, life seems to move at lightning speed. Work and responsibilities takeover, and at times, we forget to slow down and enjoy simple moments with our loved ones. For many, even a date night seems impossible with busy schedules and the task of finding a baby sitter for the kids. Even so, mixing up a cocktail to share hand in hand with your significant other is the perfect way to begin carving out time for romance. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner or you’ve made plans for an elaborate night out, try one of these mixed drinks to start the night out right.

Learn how to make a classic Peruvian pisco sour at home.

Learn how to make a classic Peruvian pisco sour at home. (Photo/Nina Terrero)

Peruvian pisco sour

Kindle romance with this cocktail that’s one of Peru’s most popular – sweet and kissed with the brightness of lime, this is one drink that’s sure to please. Click here for the recipe.

Sweet honey, rum, lemon and thyme are combined in this Champagne cocktail.

Sweet honey, rum, lemon and thyme are combined in this Champagne cocktail. (Photo/Courtesy Alba Huerta)

Turtle blues

Champagne is a Valentine’s Day classic, and this cocktail mixes the bubbly spirit with bright lemon juice, sweet honey and the spice of crushed clove and thyme. Click here for the recipe.

Think you know everything about tropical fruit cocktails? Meet tiki-style drinks, which are taking the country by storm.

Think you know everything about tropical fruit cocktails? Meet tiki-style drinks, which are taking the country by storm. (Photo/Courtesy Dominic Venegas)

Flaming cholo

Funny name aside, this cocktail is jam-packed with sexy tropical flavors lit aflame for a unique drink that’s perfect for impressing your date. Click here for the recipe.

Photo/Courtesy Richard Sandoval Restaurants

A pear margarita, made seasonal with warming spices, is sweet and balanced, making it the perfect cocktail for this time of year.

Spiced pear margarita

The classic margarita gets a decidedly sophisticated makeover in this recipe, which calls for warm spices like star anise and cinnamon, pear puree and mezcal. Click here for the recipe.

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