A delicious mix of Guinness and Cider Beer to create an epic beer cocktail. This Guinness and Cider Snakebite is a twist on a classic Snakebite beer cocktail.
Guinness and Cider Beer Cocktail
A Snakebite is a mixture of lager and alcoholic cider in one glass. While this Guinness and Cider is a combination of beer and cider it is made with a stout, not a lager.
A Black Velvet Cocktail is Guinness and Champagne.
You may see this Guinness and Hard Cider cocktail called a Snakebite or a Black Velvet. I want to make sure you know what each of these classic Guinness cocktails normally is mixed with so you won't be surprised if you order one and don't get this drink.
Other great Guinness beer cocktails include:
- Black and Tan - Canned Guinness Draught over Bass Ale (The Classic!)
- Black and Blue - Canned Guinness Draught over Blue Moon
- Belgian Brunette - Canned Guinness Draught over Stella Artois
- San Patricios - Canned Guinness Draught over Corona
- Half and Half - Canned Guinness Draught over Harp Lager
Each of these variations provides a different flavor profile and fun drink.
This Guinness and Cider is great for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. If you are not a huge fan of Irish Stout mixing in the Hard Apple Cider can help cut the strong stout flavor.
I learned to pour an epic pint of Guinness when we visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland a few years ago. Ever since that experience I have been dreaming of returning to Ireland.
- Guinness Stout
- Hard Apple Cider
Optional - Blackcurrant Cordial. Many of the recipes for a Snake Bite include a dash of black currant cordial.
Pint Glass - You can buy these great Guinness Glasses to make the drink even more fun.
How to make a Guinness and Cider
Step 1 - Pour hard apple cider into a pint glass about halfway.
Step 2 - Pour Guinness over the back of a spoon to help create the layers in this drink. The goal is to pour equal parts of Guinness and hard apple beer.
If you are not comfortable pouring over the back of a spoon you can also use a beer layering tool
Slowly pour the Guinness so it doesn't pour heavily into the hard cider.
You can make a twist on this cocktail using a pear cider instead of hard apple cider.
If your drink does not layer it may mean that the cider is close in density weight to the Guinness you are pouring.
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Guinness and Cider
- 6 oz Guinness
- 6 oz Hard Cider
- Pour Hard Apple cider into the pint glass until halfway full.
- Slowly pour Guinness over the back of a spoon until layered.