Pour the lager first then add the blackcurrant cordial. Top up with the cider. The colour sholud be very dark approaching the colour of Guiness. Drink several of these and watch the room spin around! N.B. Only the cheapest lager and cider from the students union bar should be used.
posted by Matt @ 10:37AM, 5/12/06
You wont believe how tasty this is :D
posted by Diesel Warriors Alex and Lee @ 11:56AM, 7/22/06
For an added kick use Westons extra strong, extra cloudy Scrumpy (available at all good supermarkets) and Carlsberg Special brew. This makes a pint about 8.5%. Time flies when your having fun, you'll be wondering where last week went!!!
Its not a Diesel
posted by Agent M @ 03:15PM, 7/27/06
This drink is called a Snakebite and it should be a dash of grenadine not blackcurrent. still great in large amounts though :D
A Diesel is actually Lager and Coke.
posted by jim @ 05:23AM, 9/27/06
Why call it something it's not when it's a snakebite?
posted by Charles Bennie @ 10:54PM, 10/20/06
It tastes like beer but with a sweet aftertaste instead of the bitter beer aftertaste. It's an amazing drink!
posted by Bunyan @ 06:18PM, 10/27/06
Classic student drink, but amazing just tastes like blackcurrent but after 2 pints you feel it . And next morning you having a splitting head ache.
posted by chrislad @ 07:55AM, 11/22/06
But for some reason they call it snakebite and black in birmingham - diesel all the way!
Above post is wrong
posted by Mania @ 02:57PM, 12/21/06
Diesel - lager, cider and a dash of blackcurrent
Snakebite as posted....
Lager and coke i dunno what that is perhaps another drink called diesel in some small part of the world....
posted by noodle_masta @ 01:07PM, 1/10/07
Although I agree with agent M and jim, this is snakebite... diesel is lager and cola.. yeah?
posted by christine @ 04:50AM, 1/21/07
I drink this all the time n plenty of it true, you do feel it after a few lol GREAT TASTE.
It is a snakebite
posted by stephen @ 10:44PM, 1/31/07
Had some guinness and strongbow cider while visiting England. Whoa, what a kick ass drink.
posted by Snakebite and black! @ 09:18AM, 2/01/07
It's actually called a snakebite 'and black'! A snakebite is just lager and cider without the blackcurrant.. and eugh to using grenadine in it! Has to be schwepps blackcurrant!
It is really lovely
posted by kifla @ 01:20PM, 2/02/07
Well guys, every thing you placed above is true. BUT it depends on where you come from. In UK it is called Diesel and consists of exactly the same ingredients as described!
What a pity that we don't have cider in Bulgaria :-(
It's not called snakebite!!!
posted by Jacks @ 07:51PM, 2/04/07
To the ppl before;
Snakebite = cider + lager
Diesel/Snakebite n' black = cider + lager + blackcurrant
Get it right, ppl.
This drink is amazing, tasty.
Name - Diesel or Snakebite?
posted by the_nell_87 @ 09:42AM, 2/19/07
In the north of britain it tends to be called Diesel, and in the south Snakebite. Both are essentially the same drink, it's just a regional variation what it's called.
posted by tiff @ 01:13PM, 3/09/07
If you order a snakebite in a lot of us bars you will only get lager and cider and will get jipped the blackcurran or grenadine addition.
posted by Nietka @ 11:51PM, 3/25/07
Actually a snakebite is beer and cider...diesel is beer, coke and grenadine.
This is called snake bite
posted by gemma @ 09:47AM, 6/11/07
When I was at uni this drink was called "Snakey b" & was HUGHLY popular with the students lol fantastic drink a must for all students!!!
Ere right its not called a fucking snakebite
posted by a @ 01:16AM, 6/13/07
A snake bite is one half beer one half cider , THIS IS DIESEL! i asked for it at a pub n this is what i got !!! . I'm ashamed of you all haha .
posted by Stu Magoo @ 09:04PM, 6/28/07
Its called Diesel in Scotland never heard of lager and cola must be a womans drink.
posted by donni @ 02:05PM, 7/05/07
Tooooooooo sweet. It's a girls drink!
There are 2 diesels probably originating from the same source
posted by mrbongo @ 06:57AM, 9/20/07
In Germany Diesel is coke and lager (weird eh?) and in north England a snakebite and black is a diesel.
I'm guessing that some scot / northern type went to Germany and couldn't get snake bite and black and tried something similar. I'm guessing that the drink became popular over there.
There's a super diesel variation which includes ammaretto
posted by GEORDIE @ 01:19PM, 10/24/07
im from newcastle and this is a DIESEL. if eva i have asked for a snakebite it neva come red! Diesel is snake bite and black!! Or just ask for snakebite and black!!!
Larger and cola???? WTF
posted by ceri @ 11:31PM, 11/02/07
Who would drink lager and coke??? that is soo wrong.
And a diesel is lager cider and blackcurrent and a snakebit is lager and cider.
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