US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on the hunt for some Irn-Bru at COP26.

The Democrat told her social media followers she wants to "find some Irn-Bru and touch Harris Tweed and see a castle" while in Scotland for the summit.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez, a high-profile member of the House of Representatives, is part of a delegation of 22 American lawmakers headed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who have travelled to Glasgow to attend talks. 

She wrote on Instagram: "Our schedule is completely jammed from arrival to departure, but fingers crossed there *might* be a few hours in the next few days for us to actually see this beautiful place!

"I want to find some Irn-Bru and touch Harris Tweed and see a castle – if I don't I'll have to come back some time!"

Asked if she had drunk any Irn-Bru, she replied: "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 is packed – we leave early and get back late.

"Where do I find it?? Do y'all have bodegas here??"

In New York, a bodega is a small convenience store. 

Ms Ocasio-Cortez – known as AOC – has served as the US Representative for New York's 14th congressional district since 2019.

On Tuesday, the congresswoman spoke at a press conference at the climate summit and also attended an event on gender and the climate crisis.

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".