This drink belongs to the crown family and surprisingly we have a good idea on where the name derives from. Here is an early printing of this drink:
Black Enterprise – Dec 2000 – Page 163 Vol. 31, No. 5
“Delicately smooth and mellow, it’s the smooth taste of Crown Royal. With its delicately smooth and mellow flavor, Crown Royal can be enjoyed straight up or on the rocks. Crown Snakebite Royal schnapps Shake well with crushed ice.”
This drinks name might have derived from the VooDoo festival which is held every year in New Orleans, which was popular at the time:
SPIN – Dec 2000 – Page 138 Vol. 16, No. 12
“Later, during “Voodoo,” as the audience chants the lyric about feeling “the snakebite enter my veins,” Las Vegas really … Erna thus morphed into a peculiar figure: a Crown Royal-swillin'”
But it is far more likely this drink name comes from the popular album with the same name as seen here:
CMJ New Music Report – May 8, 2000 – Page 29 Vol. 62, No. 665
“Snakebite is a solid blues album full of piss, … Edith Frost, PJ Harvey’s”
Although this is all speculative and undetermined, there is no location associated with this drink, unless the drink was named after the song lyrics, then this would mean it was created in New Orleans, which is famous for creating drinks.
This drink dates between 1990 – 2000 and contained at least as of then:
Shake these ingredients:
Strain into a chilled shot glass.