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Old 05-29-2009, 04:11 PM   #11
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Mixing anything w/ Guinness is an improvement
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:33 PM   #12
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You all stop the bickering! A snake bite is Guinness and cider (Strongbow style)

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I've lived in the UK in the 80's and been back a number of times since then. In the UK where the snakebite was created it was always, always, always lager and cider.

That's case closed!
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:36 PM   #13
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if you order a snake bite here you get a shooter of Yukon jack with rose's lime juice

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Old 05-29-2009, 04:39 PM   #14
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having experience as a bartender we always made ours with cider and a lager!! but on occation we did also have people want a dark ale instead of the lager!! in the book it does state that the proper way is cider and lager but i myself perfer the cider and guennis way!

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Old 05-29-2009, 04:54 PM   #15
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if you order a snake bite here you get a shooter of Yukon jack with rose's lime juice
Same here, Ive only ever heard of the shot. (ok, I haven't just heard of it, I've had it a few times too.)
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:55 PM   #16
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if you order a snake bite here you get a shooter of Yukon jack with rose's lime juice
Talk about horrible memories
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I've lived in the UK in the 80's and been back a number of times since then. In the UK where the snakebite was created it was always, always, always lager and cider.

That's case closed!
Correct!

At that time in the UK, snakebite had the reputation for turning people into foaming idiots and some pubs refused to serve it. I even seem to remember some pubs threatening to chuck you out simply for ordering it.

Of course the way around this was simply to order a pint of lager, drink half, buy a half pint of cider and add to remaining lager. It was popular to add blackcurrant cordial to make "diesel".
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if you order a snake bite here you get a shooter of Yukon jack with rose's lime juice
+1 - Yukon and lime juice is great stuff.
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i had an apfelwein and a bitter on tap and mixed the two occasionally. it was pretty good.

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #20
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I've lived in the UK in the 80's and been back a number of times since then. In the UK where the snakebite was created it was always, always, always lager and cider.

That's case closed!
Actually, I think everyone is right. I grew up in Southampton, England and lived there for about 30 of my 53 years. There is a lot of confusion over there about it too. In the area I grew up it is a Guinness and cider. The other side of town it is a lager and cider. That's why I went with Guinness.

I did a quick search, and the best answer that explains it as far as I am concerned was on wiki.answers.org "Snakebite is a mixture of Beer and (hard) cider. Made properly the beer should be lager but it is often made using stout (such as Guiness) which is more correctly known as a poor man's black velvet. (a black velvet is a mix of stout and champagne). "
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