1/4 cup honey makes the best tasting hot toddy. Even people who don't like hard liquor love this drink. However, I myself sometimes feel like there is too much honey. I don't mind the taste of whisky so I change the amount all the time based on what I'm in the mood for. If I have not had anything sweet all day then I reward myself with the full 1/4 cup. Otherwise, I reduce it, letting the whisky taste be more prevalent.