Have you ever sat down for a pint and couldn’t decide between a beer and a cider? Why choose when you can have both in one drink? Enter the ‘Snakebite’. Popularized in the UK during the 1980s, traditionally this drink is the combination of equal parts lager and hard cider, creating a smooth & fruity beverage that packs a punch. Its ease of drinkability has sparked stories and rumors that it is actually banned in the UK! (This is, of course, not true, although several pubs choose to not serve them).
There are a few variations on the Snakebite. The most notable is replacing the lager with a dry Irish stout, such as Guinness, which is like a budget friendly version of a Black Velvet (traditionally stout & champagne). The next and more interesting variation is adding a touch of blackcurrant syrup to make a ‘Snakebite and black’ or a ‘Diesel’.