Shaken Not Stirred

Bond is back. And in the Brides office we welcome Daniel Craig back to our screens with open arms in SPECTRE (and all of the decadent glamour that comes with a Bond film too, of course). So why not take a break from wedmin and gather your hens for a cocktail hour celebrating 007's number one tipple: the Martini. We've gathered five of London's best - from the quirky to the classic - and there's something to suit every wedding.

'The Bespoke' - The Connaught

What could be more 007 than a bespoke drinks service? The Connaught make their Martini's so personal that they're prepared in front of you on a chic drinks trolley. This is pure luxury: white glove service from their expert mixologists and home made bitters ranging from lavender to liquorice - what better way to impress your guests at dinner than with their very own customised cocktail.

'The Classic' - Dukes

'Shaken not stirred' was first inspired by Dukes bar, a frequent favourite of James Bond author, Ian Flemming. They carry the legend on so much so that they've created the 'Eversong' Martini, in homage to SPECTRE. It features five shots of pure spirit, topped off with the kick of blood orange. 007 it may be, but not one for the faint-hearted wedding guest. £18.50,

'The Contemporary' - Aqua Shard

The bar 31 floors up at London's iconic The Shard building have gone back to basics to produce their Belvedere 007 Martini. This is an ideal drink if you're looking for a classic cocktail that packs a punch to start the party. With Belvedere Vodka, dry vermouth and lemon twist it's silky smooth, yet perfectly balanced. £15.50,


'The Twist' - The London Cocktail Club

Post-dinner, pre-dancing - espresso martinis are a must as a digestif. Perk up your guests with The London Cocktail Club's 'Bump n Grind', complete with LCC's Coffee Blend and Bourbon biscuits. Add a bit of decadence with some Salted Caramel vodka - the sugary twist makes for a more contemporary Martini. £9.50,

'The Baby Martini' - Dirty Martini

Looking for something a little softer for your reception, but still want the timeless Bond element to it? Classic cocktail chain, Dirty Martini, serve 16 (yes, really) different versions of the drink. The Passion Fruit Martini is the ultimate 'baby' in the Martini family, the Passoa - passion fruit liqueur - means it's not as bitter and ideal for those that want to carry on the party to the early hours. Or opt for their signature 'Dirty Martini', and emulate glamorous new Bond girl, Léa Seydoux, who's character Madeleine Swann asks in the film for a "Martini - make it dirty." £9,