Juniper berries' flavor is piney with a fresh note of citrus. It is a very popular seasoning for wild game such as deer, quail, pheasant, rabbit, geese, elk, and moose. Juniper berries add a pleasant level of tartness while reducing the wild flavor of these meats. Besides meat dishes, Juniper berries are best known for their use to flavor gin. The word "gin" is comes from the French word for juniper, genièvre.