Snakebite Beer Cocktial

beer & cider cocktail - snakebite

Yes, you read that right! A beer cocktail (cue the crowds cheering!!!) Guys, this is my kind of cocktail! As much as I love playing around with mixed drinks (like Classic Mojitos, Coconut Margaritas, & Summer Breeze Cocktails,) my taste buds normally tell me to reach for a beer in the fridge.

Snakebites are something my husband introduced me to on my 23rd birthday at Old Chicago. At the time he wasn’t my husband but my new boyfriend who threw me a party with his friends when I drove up to CSU to watch him graduate. They make theirs with Guinness & Angry Orchard Cider and you can totally order them when you are out but it is one of the easiest things to make at home too!

When I make mine at home I try to mix in some fun Colorado flavors – like Left Hand Brewing Company. Their Milk Stout is one of my favs so I picked it up to mix with a classic favorite – Woodchuck! I feel like this is a perfect fall cocktail. It has all the rich flavors of the autumn season and the sweetness of apple with the bitter taste of barley. You’ve got to try it and impress your friends with the easiest cocktail on the block!


  • Hard Cider
  • Dark Ale (Porter or Stout) or just a lager (the rules on this are pretty lax)


  1. Fill glass with equal parts cider & beer.
  2. Enjoy!

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Are you a beer drinker? Cocktail maker? What are your favorite fall drinks? Have you ever had a Snakebite? Or Beer Cocktail? I would love recommendations if you have any! Haha!

xoxo, elizabeth

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • woodchuck!! <3 my fave too. i love the pear, but recently we've gotten into the granny smith & have some in our fridge right now! 🙂 i'm not really a huge beer person…but i do love hard cider so maybe i'll have to try this out 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      Oh so fun! I love trying all the Woodchuck seasonal ciders! You should totally keep an eye out for those!

  • This sounds SO tasty! I’ve had a similar drink at our local bar, however their Snakebite is the Woodchuck hard cider mixed with a shot of Fireball Whiskey. The cinnamon is so awesome, but I get a bit nervous mixing something so potent with something so sweet 😉 Happy Fall!

    • Oak & Oats

      Oh weird! I don’t know if I could add any whiskey, I am kind of wimpy 😉

  • Heather B

    Thanks for sharing, my fiance and I have been looking for the perfect Halloween/Fall cocktail! I’m definitely a beer girl and he loves cider so I’m sure we’ll love this!

    • Oak & Oats

      You have to let me know if you tried this!

  • Snakebites are awesome! I usually go for Guinness and Magners, but I really like the Nitro Milk Stout, so I’ll have to give this combination a try!

    • Oak & Oats

      Let me know how you like it!

  • Beer for the win! This sounds great! I just can’t get into cocktails, but I am a huge beer fan so this sounds perfect!

    • Oak & Oats

      Let me know if you try it!!

  • I’m not a beer drinker because I’m gluten free, but my husband is and he might really like this!

    • Oak & Oats

      let me know if he likes it! And you can just stick with the cider part 😉

  • This sounds delish! Happy fall 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! You too! I cannot believe that it is already November!! AH!

  • amy

    i’m definitely not the biggest beer drinker (i prefer liquor) – but this looks so tasty!
    (and, yet again, your photography is on point!

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah! I love that!!! and you are way too sweet! I am really practicing! I switched it up with a recipe on my front porch 😉