'Scrumptious!' Clueless hotel eventually apologizes for naming a cocktail 'Apartheid'
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An Icelandic hotel came under fire for a cocktail named after South Africa's state-sanctioned system of racial segregation, Mashable reports.


Africa is a Country (@AfricasaCountry) called the social media's attention to the drink -- which contains vodka, stout liqueur, cream, and roasted hazelnuts -- in a tweet earlier this morning:

Icelandair, which owns the Hotel Reykjavik Marina, replied to that tweet in a particularly clueless manner:

As news of the airline's response to the original tweet spread, someone at Icelandair apparently realized what the problem with the drink's name might be:

Africa Is a Country then asked what that "Iceland-based team member" thought the word "apartheid" meant:

And received this response from Icelandair:

In an email to Mashable's Brian Ries, Icelandair's vice president of corporate communications, Guðjón Arngrímsson, said the hotel "will make sure such mistakes will not happen again. We are very sorry about the situation and apologize to anyone who was offended."