MÜR Cafe is a trendy little cafe in a quiet square right off Calle Princesa, one of the main arteries in downtown Madrid. I'd have to say that the outdoor terrace at MÜR Cafe is probably in my top 3 favorite terraces in the entire city. The little plaza is called Plaza Cristiano Martos and it's like a little oasis of peace, shade, and cocktails in the heart of downtown. The plaza is a little ways above the level of the street so it's quiet and it's full of large, shady trees and historic statues and fountains that create a classic, stylish vibe.
The cocktail list is heavy on the gin tonics (like everywhere in Madrid), but being a Southern man I decided to try one of the drinks I miss most from home: a mint julep. They served it ice cold in a mason jar with just the right balance of mint and lime so that it didn't overshadow the taste of the bourbon. My wife ordered a mojito made with violet extract and blackberries that was just delicious. I'm not usually one for sweet drinks but I have to admit that it was damn good. They also have a great selection of Spanish craft beers (try "La Virgen" or "Cibeles") and imported hard ciders from the UK and Scandinavia.