An alcoholic beverage
which is curiously popular amongst the students where I live
. To make it, take 1/2 a pint
(in the UK this will most likely be Carling Black Label
, but any will do) and add 1/2 a pint of cider
) and finish off with a dash
of fruit cordial
, preferably Ribena
The social consumption of this drink is responsible for several curious looking pink patches of vomit on the high street in my home town on a Saturday morning.
The same drink also goes by the name of Diesel in other parts of the country. If you like it, try other fruit-beer combinations such as the trusty faithfuls lager and lime, lager and black and cider and black; the surprisingly pleasant Guinness and black; or the revelation that is lager and Grenadine.
Snakebite and Black is also a popular drink with goths and lends its name to a goth club night in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. This is presumably because in the right light it looks like blood, and also because it's a lot nicer to taste than Newcastle Brown Ale.