Juniper Berries are dark purplish berry that are known for giving gin its characteristic taste. These berries have a woody, pine-like aroma and a refreshing, spicy flavour. They benefit from being crushed slightly before use to help release the flavours. If you plan to grind Juniper Berries, make sure to grind them immediately before using as they lose their flavour quickly once the seeds inside are exposed. Juniper Berries add a refreshing element to many foods, particularly to heavy, rich dishes and gamey meats.