Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bite n.4

[its fig. effect on the drinker]

1. (Aus.) a measure or ‘shot’ of hard liquor.

[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 13 Oct. 19/3: Removing the cork with her teeth, she poured us out a good stiff nip or ‘bite’ – as a matter of fact, it bit like a bull-hound suddenly propelled from the end of a hot poker.

2. (US drugs) a small measure of drugs.

[US]A.J. Pollock Und. Speaks 1/1: A bite, a small quantity of dope.