We’ve reached the end of a long (and somewhat forgotten) era ~ The AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) Era. Twenty years later, the creators of the social network that started it all, will be saying farewell to AIM on December 15>span class="contextualExtensionHighlight ms-font-color-themePrimary ms-border-color-themePrimary ident_1704_1824" tabindex="0" role="button">. As AIM, posts its final message, let’s raise a glass to a time before direct messages, emojis and bitmojis existed. As a tribute to the iconic leader in online communication, we are sharing a few cocktail recipes. Enjoy!

  • Reminisce with your oldest friends while enjoying The Buddy List
  • The Running Man is in a bright yellow hue, much like the well-known AIM logo
  • Have a laugh at your embarrassing AIM screenname while enjoying The OG LOL


The Buddy List

  • 1 part Pinnacle® Original Vodka
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Pucker® Raspberry Schnapps
  • 1 part Lime Juice
  • 1 splash Cola

Preparation: Build over ice, stir gently, and serve.


The Running Man

  • 1 part Pinnacle® Vodka
  • 1 part Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Amaretto
  • 2 parts Orange Juice
  • 2 parts Pineapple Juice
  • Garnish with Maraschino cherry

Preparation: Build over ice in a tall glass. Stir, garnish and serve.



  • 2 parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Peachtree® Schnapps Liqueur
  • 1 splash Orange Juice
  • Peach Slice

Preparation: Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with peach slice.