|Standard drinkware||Pint glass|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Mix in equal volumes in a standard pint glass.|
Snakebite is usually served with a dash of blackcurrant cordial. In some areas of the UK, people specifiy by asking for a Snakebite and Black, Sass (In Lancashire) or a Diesel, but in general the drink comes with blackcurrant unless specifically ordered without.
Though Snakebites are usually served mixed, some drinkers prefer to float the beer atop the cider.
Even if the beer and the cider are perfectly clear before being mixed, the resulting drink will often be cloudy unless it was made with a dry cider.
Availability in the UK 
A Snakebite is typically served in pint servings. UK licensing laws make half-pint servings difficult, as the two main ingredients would have to be dispensed in strictly controlled quarter-pint servings. In June 2001, former US President Bill Clinton was refused a Snakebite when he ordered one at the Old Bell Tavern in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. A manager of the pub, Jamie Allen, stated: "It's illegal to serve it here in the UK, you see."
Snakebites are not illegal in the UK, but some bartenders refuse to serve them. Many refuse to serve them because the cloudy appearance of the drink might make the beer look 'bad'. A notable example is the JD Wetherspoon chain of pubs, who will not serve snakebite as a matter of policy.
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- "Bill Clinton Refused His Snake". Internet Movie database. June 13, 2001. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
- "Clinton in Harrogate". Harrogate Advertiser. June 15, 2001. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
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