‘Simply Scrumptious’ Apartheid Cocktail Prompts Apology

Icelandair’s logo on the tail wing of a Boeing 757
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With the holidays comes lots of traveling, and in between trips, the thought of sipping on a relaxing cocktail might sound appealing … unless it’s an “Apartheid” cocktail, which was what Icelandair was offering, Talking Points Memo reports.

According to the news site, the controversial cocktail made it to Twitter when user @AfricasaCountry tweeted out the menu boasting the drink—made of vodka, stout liqueur, cream and roasted hazelnuts—to guests at Icelandair’s Hotel Reykjavík Marina.  

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https://twitter.com/AfricasaCountry/status/545944117629689856

Icelandair officials first thought to tweet back to the user, saying to enjoy the “simply scrumptious” drink.

https://twitter.com/Icelandair/status/545954496988602368

It took a second for the true meaning behind the drink’s name to hit them, according to TPM.

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https://twitter.com/Icelandair/status/545977474338004992

Read more at Talking Points Memo.

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