Juniper berry are from a prickly evergreen bush which is both cultivated and grown in the wild. In Scandinavian cuisine, juniper is frequently used in marinades and pickled meats. In Germany and Alsace it is used in sauerkraut, and the Northern regions of France use juniper in pates and with game. They are usually sold in jars in the spice section of a supermarket. Juniper berries also lend their distinctive flavor in the distillation of gin. Like other spices, they should be stored in a dry, cool cabinet, in airtight jars and out of direct light. They may keep for several months up to a year.