A snakebite is European light lager and apple cider. Fairly popular West Coast drink.
IMHO, EdWort's Apfelwein recipe is too dry for a proper snakebite. It's great by itself, but I think you really want a sweeter cider to counteract the crisp hit of a Euro lager (think Harp, Stella, etc.)
If you were using something sweeter, as most extract homebrews seem to be, then the Apfelwein might work better. Of course, there's really only one way to find out...
EDIT: As a side note, I've been making my cider with Nottingham ale yeast and using honey instead of dextrose to boost it. I use the Costco Kirkland juice and the whole shebang costs about $20 for the batch. It finishes a little sweeter and with more of the wet fruit up front with some complexity from the honey thrown in for good measure. I also add about two Tbsp of yeast nutrient and I find that I can have a batch kegged and drinking within 6-8 weeks.
If you're looking for a sweeter, fruitier alternative, just try switching up your yeast.