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Snakebite Shot 

A Snakebite Shot is a potent fusion of whiskey or Yukon Jack and lime cordial. Imagine the warmth of the whiskey, blending effortlessly with the sharp zest of lime.

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The Snakebite Shot promises a bold and invigorating kick, making it a popular choice among seasoned whiskey aficionados and adventurous newcomers alike. Its potency is matched only by its ability to set the tone for a night of excitement and revelry. As you embark on this flavor-packed journey, remember to savor each sip responsibly, for this shot is undeniably not for the faint of heart.


The Snakebite Shot is a popular drink among college students and young adults, and it is often consumed as a shot. It is a sweet and sour whiskey slammer that packs a punch.

In recent years, the Snakebite Shot has gained popularity in the United States, and it is now a common drink in many bars and restaurants. Not much is known about the origins of this shot, but as an easy 2-ingredient shot that packs a punch, it became notorious quickly. 

How to Make It

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Snakebite Shot

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The Snakebite Shot Cocktail is a popular and easy-to-make drink that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves a good shot.


  • 1 oz Yukon Jack or another Canadian whisky
  • ½ oz lime cordial


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add whiskey or Yukon Jack to the shaker.
  3. Add lime cordial to the shaker.
  4. Shake the mixture well until chilled.
  5. Strain the mixture into a shot glass.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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There are many variations on the classic Snakebite Shot recipe, giving you plenty of options to choose from when you want to mix things up. Here are a few popular variations to try:

Spicy Snakebite Shot

Add a few dashes of hot sauce to the Snakebite shot for a spicy take on the shot.

Snakebite and Black

This is a popular variation on the classic Snakebite Shot that adds a splash of blackcurrant cordial to the mix. The result is a sweet and fruity shot that is perfect for those who want to try something a little different.

Layered Drink

If you want to impress your friends with your bartending skills, try making a layered Snakebite Shot. To make this drink, pour the beer into a glass first, then slowly pour the cider on top. The result is a beautiful layered drink that is sure to impress.

Flaming Snake Bite Shot

To make a flaming snake bite shot, pour equal parts of Yukon Jack and lime cordial into a shot glass. Use a lighter to ignite the shot and then quickly extinguish the flame by placing a coaster over the glass. Drink the shot immediately. Note that flaming shots can be dangerous and should be made with caution.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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