Be creative! Invent!
My Celestial Manderan Sage wine was supposed to be a simple sage wine. After I started, and my daughter had picked a quart of fresh sage leaves, I discovered we had no lemons or oranges.
I needed 1ea per gallon. So, I brewed up some Celestial Seasonings "Orange Zinger" tea and used that for liquid and pitched the yeast. Then I found a can of manderan oranges, so I drained them & dumped 'em in.
It's still bubbling like crazy & boy does it smell good!
I say go for it.