Icelandair hotel serves a cocktail named 'apartheid'

An Icelandair airplane sits on the tarmac as travelers wait for a flight inside the Akureyi Airport, in this April 24, 2010 photo in Akureyi, Iceland.
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An Icelandair airplane sits on the tarmac as travelers wait for a flight inside the Akureyi Airport, in this April 24, 2010 photo in Akureyi, Iceland.

Marina Hotel in Reykjavík, the capital and largest city of Iceland, sold a cocktail that was named after a crime against humanity—apartheid.

A photo of the menu shows the ingredients of the 'Apartheid' vodka drink, featuring stout liquor, cream and roasted hazelnuts.

The hotel's owner Icelandair apologized with a tweet, saying a "team member was unaware of word's meaning." It is not clear what the team member actually thought the word meant.

The company told CNBC that the name of the drink was a clear mistake made by the hotel's bar. They have apologized and taken the drink off of the menu.

The hotel added, "There was an unfortunate misunderstanding of the meaning of the word apartheid, which did not acknowledge the word's appalling historical context. We apologize unreservedly to all those who were offended by it."