Juniper Berries have an aroma like gin, with a resin like taste, but is slightly sweet and refreshing at the same time. It is one of the ingredients in gin. It is a great spice to use when cooking game, from venison to elk. It is good for meat marinades, rubs and sauces. Like many seeds or berries, it is best to grind or crush the berry before using, as its oils are volatile and the strength of the taste disapates quickly.