|Served||Without ice (no rocks)|
|Standard drinkware||Pint glass|
|Commonly used ingredients||
|Preparation||Mix in a standard pint glass equal parts lager and cider|
A snakebite is an alcoholic drink from the UK. Traditionally, in the United Kingdom it is made with equal parts of lager and cider. If a dash of blackcurrant cordial is added, it is known as a "snakebite & black", a "diesel", or a "purple nasty". Different regional recipes and names exist.
Availability in the UK
A snakebite is typically served in a pint. Serving a snakebite from separate cider and lager taps or bottles is legal in the UK, despite sources that suggest otherwise. In 2001, former US President (POTUS) Bill Clinton was refused a snakebite when he ordered one at the Old Bell Tavern in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with pub manager Jamie Allen saying "It's illegal to serve it here in the UK."
- Shop, Brooklyn Brew. "Beer Cocktail: Snakebite". brooklynbrewshop.com. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- http://www.delavals.com/blog-loz-horan/1-the-snakebite-myth/ Archived September 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- Clinton in Harrogate (Harrogate Advertiser, 15 June 2001) at the Wayback Machine (archived July 22, 2012)