Snakebite – British cider and lager, is a drink with a bite, hence the name. Snakebite is a classic British pub drink. A 50/50 mix of hard cider and lager.

A pint of Snakebite on a Union Jack bar mat with snacks and beer bottles
It turns out the snakebite has become quite a controversial drink in England. It would seem it has been banned in many pubs throughout the country because of it’s strength and ability to get people intoxicated quicker than drinking either of the drinks on their own. Could this be since the legal drinking age is 18 and it is popular among the younger crowd?
Snakebite is a classic British pub drink. A 50/50 mix of hard cider and lager.
Oh how times have changed. When I was just a young ginger going out to pubs, I have to admit I didn’t like the taste of beer, so I drank shandies which are a mix of lager and lemonade. This is why I’m thinking that the younger crowd are drinking the snakebites because the addition of the hard cider makes the drink much sweeter.

For me, it’s a trip back in time. A bag of crisps (chips) and a British pint, takes me right back to my roots.

I’ve had questions about the Guinness crisps (chips) in the picture below. They are SO GOOD! I have found them in my local BevMo and also at Cost Plus World Market. (not an ad, just for informational purposes).

Snakebite - British cider and lager

How do you make a snakebite drink?

It couldn’t be easier. Using a 16 ounce (pint) glass, pour in 8 ounces of cider and top off with lager.

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Snakebite - British Cider and Lager

Snakebite - British Cider and Lager

Snakebite is a classic British pub drink. A 50/50 mix of hard cider and lager.

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Ingredients

  • 1-12 ounce bottle of hard cider
  • 1-12 ounce bottle lager or light beer

Instructions

  1. Pour 8 ounces of the cider into a pint size beer glass. Fill the rest of the glass with lager.

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 205Sodium 1mg