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Snakebite in the United Kingdom may be served with a dash of blackcurrant squash, referred to as a snakebite and black. Originally the 'black' would have been Cassis liqueur making the drink more potent and alcoholic. Stout may be used instead of lager in the United States.
Availability in the UK
Snakebite is typically served in pints. In 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."
Serving a snakebite from separate cider and lager taps or bottles is not illegal in the UK, despite sources that suggest otherwise. It is however, served entirely at the publican's discretion.
- "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.