Snakebite Recipe

Christopher Lehault

The Snakebite is a simple cocktail of equal parts lager and hard cider. The result is a refreshing combination of tart apple notes from the cider with malty grain character from the lager. The cocktail is so drinkable that bars sometimes refuse to serve it since it tends to lead to rapid intoxication.

For a layered effect, pour the cider slowly over the back of a spoon.

For a variation on the Snakebite, substitute a stout for the lager to create a Poor Man's Black Velvet, or add a shot of créme de cassis to make a Diesel.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

Rate & Comment


  • 1/2 pint lager

  • 1/2 pint hard cider


  1. Slowly pour beer into a pint glass tilted at a 45o angle. Stand the glass upright and wait for the beer to settle. Pour the cider directly on top of the beer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
235 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 192mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)