This is One Snakebite You Want – Beer Cocktail Recipe

by Billy Broas

The Snakebite is a tasty beer cocktail that you can make on a whim. No fancy sauces or carefully pouring over spoons. Simply mix the two drinks together and you’re good to go.

Snakebite Recipe

  • 1 bottle hard cider. I use Woodchuck Amber in the video.
  • 1 bottle lager beer. Like I usually recommend, go with a craft beer. I use the Dominion Lager, a Dortmunder lager style of beer that goes great with the cider.

Mix equal parts cider and beer and that’s it. There’s no layering in this beer cocktail, because the two drinks blend very well together. Enjoy!

Have you made a Snakebite? What ingredients did you use?


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Uncle Steve June 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Nice work Billy ! I have to get that snakebite going on the back porch this weekend. I know aunt Wynne is deathly afraid of snakes, but I may be able to get her to try this harmless version.


Forrest June 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I brewed a hard cider once… not very tasty but it sure was strong! The only time I enjoy a hard cider is when it’s mixed with a barley pop. snake bite! I will have to give the dominion lager a shot.

Did I win your homebrew?!?!


Billy Broas June 16, 2010 at 8:58 am

@Steve You can ask Forrest, but I’m probably more scared of snakes than Wynne. One time I was terrified from an empty snake tank at the pet store. This version though, has just the opposite effect ; )

@Forrest I didn’t know you made a cider. Badass. The homebrew drawing is Thursday. I may take you out of the running since we’ll be drinking each others homebrew all the time anyways, but we’ll see lol.


Scott Roche June 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

I had this sort of Snakebite at a pub in Texas. It was delightful.

Also had a variation on the black and tan, it was Guinness and Pear Cider. YUM!


Jimmie the Mum June 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

Thanks Billy, I’ll give this a try. Much appreciated.


izzypizzy June 23, 2010 at 1:18 am

Drinking one right now! Used Woodchuck Amber per your recommendation, couldn’t find Dominion Lager, so I’m using Red Stripe.

Good stuff, thanks!


Billy Broas June 23, 2010 at 9:24 am

@izzypizzy Really good isn’t it? I’m sure Red Stripe works well too. As long as you have a lighter beer it’s hard to go wrong. Thanks for dropping in!


bk September 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I used to live in the UK where Snakebite is very popular, one thing my friends used to do was add a little bit of blackcurrant juice on top. The result makes the Snakebite so easy to drink that many bars refuse to make it, due the consequences lol.


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