According to the Huffington Post, gin tastes a bit like a Christmas tree. The drink is typically made from juniper berries, which are actually unusual cones found on juniper trees. Other flavors are sometimes added to gin.
Substances used in the production of gin that change its taste include cumin seeds, citrus peels, coriander seeds and cardamom pods. Because of its distinctive flavor, gin is usually used to make cocktails. It is seldom sipped or imbibed as a shot. The plant flavors in gin add interesting aspects to alcoholic beverages. Gin and tonics, and martinis, are popular concoctions made from gin.