Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on the hunt for Irn Bru (Jane Barlow/PA)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on the hunt for Irn Bru (Jane Barlow/PA)
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US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is keen to get her hands on Scotland’s other national drink.

The Democrat arrived at the Cop26 UN climate summit in Glasgow on Tuesday as part of a US congressional delegation.

Posting on Instagram she said she wants to try Irn-Bru while in Scotland.

In response to a question on whether she has sampled the bright orange fizzy drink, she wrote: “I am trying to get my hands on some!

“So far it’s been nonstop work with no real independent time so I am hoping for a window to find some.

The congresswoman is keen to try some Irn Bru (AOC/Instagram/PA)

“The schedule has us leave early and get back late.

“Where do I find it?? Do y’all have bodegas here?”

Responding to another question, she repeated her wish to try Irn-Bru and said she also wants to “touch Harris tweed and see a castle”.

She said the delegation’s schedule is “jammed” but she hopes to have a “few hours in the next few days for us to actually see this beautiful place”.

On Tuesday, the congresswoman spoke at a press conference at the climate summit and also attended an event on gender and the climate crisis at which the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi made a speech.

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