Dons boss Derek McInnes is confident he has built a team capable of winning silverware this season.
Now he has challenged the Reds to take a step closer to a first trophy since 2014 by booking a League Cup semi-final spot at Hampden.
Aberdeen tonight face Hibs at Easter Road in a quarter-final that will be played to a finish.
He said: “I have always felt we are a team capable of winning trophies.
“I said when I first came in here that I want us to have a team that at least had a chance of winning trophies, rather than just talk about bringing trophies here.
“We have a competitive side and have shown that in the Premiership and in the cups the majority of the time.
“And hopefully we can do that again this year.”
McInnes ended the Dons’ 19-year trophy drought when lifting the League Cup in 2014 with a penalty shoot-out win over Inverness Caley Thistle.
Aberdeen reached both the Scottish Cup and League Cup final in the 2016-17 only to lose out to treble-winning Celtic.
Is there a frustration there have not been more trophies secured since that breakthrough success in 2014?
“Yes,” said McInnes.
“When we lost the two cup finals to Celtic in that year I think we would all agree it was a special Celtic team that were in such good form.
“We were very close in the Scottish Cup final (2-1 loss to Celtic) to bringing another trophy back.
“By and large we have at least given ourselves a chance of doing that.”
Aberdeen crashed out of the League Cup at the quarter-final stage last season when losing 3-0 to Motherwell.
McInnes is determined to engineer a return to the national stadium for the semi-final on the weekend of October 27-28.
The draw for the semi-finals will be made tomorrow following the tie between St Johnstone and holders Celtic at McDiarmid Park.
McInnes aims to be in the pot for the last-four ties.
He said: “What a great opportunity this is.
“I am sure when the draw was made both teams would have seen it as a tough challenge.
“You can look at Hibs as a club and the size of the crowd and what will be a very good atmosphere.
“The only chance we can get of winning the game is by playing well. I am pretty sure of that.
“We are not going to get through this one by not playing well.
“We have to try to take responsibility with a strong team performance, and good individually, to go and set about the task of getting the club into the League Cup semi-final.
“The challenge is there for us and I am really looking forward to it.”
Aberdeen go into tonight’s quarter-final having ended a three-game winless run with a 1-0 victory over Motherwell.
Hibs moved up to third in the Premiership table at the weekend with a 3-0 win at bottom side Dundee.
McInnes said: “It will be a tough game against a strong Hibs side who will be buoyed by the fact they won 3-0 away from home.
“Hibs are only a couple of points ahead of us in the league but they look as though they have picked up from where they left off last year.
“We had a very tight match at Easter Road (1-1) a few weeks ago where there were some positive performances from us in parts.
“However, we also saw the relentless nature of Hibs at times where they showed their attacking threat.”