Carnival’s leading bartender reaches regional finals

Miroslav Kljajic of Carnival Cruise Lines invents “The Forgotten”, a twist on the multi-course cocktail concept
Miroslav Klajajic, winner of the 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year and as a semi-finalist in the 2017 competition, continues his winning streak in the professional bartender circuit. This week he reached the Miami regional finals as the winner of the Cruise category of the United States Bartenders’ Guild Most Imaginative Bartender competition presented by Bombay Sapphire gin and a chance to compete in the global final in London.
Contestants created their own cocktail using Bombay Sapphire gin.  Miroslav concocted ‘The Forgotten’, a twist on the multi-course cocktail concept, providing an experience with all 10 botanicals present in Bombay Sapphire gin. The final 10 contenders took to the stage in Wynwood’s Beaker & Grey and the title was won by Andrew Lue of Sugar at the East Hotel.
Zachary Sulkes International Account Manager (Cruise), Bacardi Global Travel Retail said: “Miroslov has really impressed us over the past two years with his dedication to continued professionalism and the sheer creativity and attention to detail he brings to his craft.  He’s a fantastic ambassador for the on-board cruise bartender community and epitomizes the ever-increasing professional standards driven by progressive companies like Carnival Cruise Lines.”
Recipe for The Forgotten: 
0.75 oz Blue Cheese Campari
0.5 oz Lemongrass syrup
1.25 ml (1/4 teaspoon) Smoky Black Pepper Tincture
2 oz Dry Cranberry lemonade
Shake and strain in Collins glass over ice. Garnish with dried cranberries, zest of lemon with rosemary and rosemary water spray. Enjoy.