Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets to taste Irn-Bru after searching for 'national drink' during COP26

US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has managed to get her hands on Scotland’s other national drink.

Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 7:36 pm

The Democrat arrived at the COP 26 UN climate summit in Glasgow on Tuesday as part of a US congressional delegation.

Posting on Instagram earlier, she said she wanted to try Irn-Bru while in Scotland.

Following on from the initial post, she tweeted: “I finally got a hold of some Irn-Bru.”

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

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

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

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US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , during the Cop26 summit in Glasgow.

“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”.

Following on from her tweet Irn Bru tweeted: “The BRU got through”

A screen grab from AOC Instagram

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.

A spokesman for Irn-Bru said: “It’s phenomenal that Scotland’s ginger nectar has made such a splash with delegates from across the globe.

“We’d love to help AOC try an ice cold can of Bru while she’s in Glasgow.”

In an Instagram video of herself trying the drink for the first time, the US congresswoman said: “Oh my God, love it, love it."

She added: “This tastes just like the Latina soda Kola Champagne.”

The caption on her Instagram post read: “I was so shocked at having something in Glasgow that tasted like home. “However Irn-Bru is also very unique on its own. It’s got pizazz. Will bring some cans home to NY for sure!”